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The Importance of Casting Accuracy

Posted on January 22 2005

New on MidCurrent, Brant Oswald discusses why accurate casting is so important. “Accuracy is also dependent on the angler’s ability to see the fly as well as the target, as the angler needs to see whether the fly is landing in the correct position. One of the keys to spotting the fly (and distance accuracy in general) is to know the length of the leader, so the angler’s eye can move to the approximate landing zone of the fly. In flat light, it can be difficult to see a small spring creek pattern, and in windy conditions, the tippet and fly may be blown well away from the intended target. If the angler can’t spot the fly at all, there is no way to correct errors in fly placement and there is little chance for success.” The first in a two-part series.

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