"There are two components to the cast, translation - the distance the hand and rod butt moves. And rotation, the amount of angle that the rod is rotated through - casting arc. There is also a clear relationship between the amount of line past the rod tip and the amount of casting arc and stroke length required to effectively aerialise the fly line..."
These "5 Essentials" have become the foundation of all sound teaching and are the cornerstone of the Federation of Fly Fishers casting program. (h/t On The Fly Productions)
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