Flick the Tomato

CoverAs we said, the best casting motion involves a gradual, controlled acceleration to an abrupt stop. That’s easier said than done, so imagine it this way: If you have a tomato stuck on the end of a stick, and you want to fling that tomato into a bucket 20 feet away, how would you do it? If you whip the stick, you’ll end up covered in ketchup. If you gradually fling the tomato off the stick, you might get it there. Same deal and same feel with the fly cast. —K.D.