In fly casting, what will make you end with success is a tight loop. Since a small sized loop can make longer casts more effortless to throw, your success rate goes up when you use one. Hence, as a fly caster, you must know how to get a tight loop. Find out how you can do this through the following steps:
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Learn about the basics of casting
There are two different kinds of casts namely the forward cast and the back cast. Both casts are interrelated to each other as both require the same rules in order for them to go well enough. There are two segments when creating a cast. The first part is to make the fishing line’s end moving.
Then, make sure that before you throw the line forward or backward, the line is lifted already from the water. Not doing this will create problems in the end. The second part is accelerating the movement of the rod’s end and suddenly making a stop.
Make a tight loop for both the front and back of the cast
Do this by first moving the rod so that the line’s tip is in motion. During the last inches of the line’s movement, accelerate the speed rapidly and then make a sudden stop to the direction where you prefer to throw the fishing line. Take note that the shorter traveling distance of the rod and the faster the halt of the rod is will determine a tighter loop for you.
Make a very straight line as a guide when making a loop
Another secret in getting a tight loop in casting is by moving the rod’s tip following a straight line. Though it is somewhat hard to achieve, this will help you get a tight loop in the end. In most cases, moving the rod the closest possible movement to straight line will already do.
Do not make big arcs when moving the rod
When you move the fishing rod in big arcs, you will start to get big and wide loops. Since you do not want this to happen, observe not to do this when moving rod’s tip.
Focus on the movements of your wrist
The way you move your wrists when moving the rod can give you a tight or a wide loop, whatever your preference is. For a tight loop, it is important that you move your wrist in not more than an angle of 45 degrees.
On the other hand, if you open up your 45-degree angle wrist movement, you will get a wide loop without a doubt. Therefore, take note that a tight loop can only be achieved when you make sure that your wrist does not open free for more than an angle of 45 degrees.
Being an efficient fly caster can be determined by your ability to get a tight loop. Hence, if you have not mastered this kind of casting yet, better make a way to learn this art. Sooner or later, you will be surprised how a tight loop can help you gain more success in your fly casting adventures. Constant practice and serious determination about learning this art can lead you into mastering this craft in the end.