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The ROLL CAST (Fly Fishing Cast)

Roll Cast Instruction:

The roll cast is useful when obstacles behind an angler prevent a normal backcast. Those who don't yet have this cast in their arsenal may assume that the roll cast is a special technique requiring expanded abilities, and a whole new set of motions. Not at all. A basic roll cast is nothing more than a standard overhead cast made with different timing!

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#1. Begin with the rod tip parallel to the water's surface.

#2. Lift your arm up-and-back, going slowly and smoothly, allowing the line to slide across the water toward you.

#3. Tip your wrist back until the rod is in the one o'clock position and the line hangs by your side.

#4. Make a karate-chop forward stroke to roll the line out in front of yourself. Stop high to aerialize the line. Stop low to keep it on the water.

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