Say Hello To Good Casting

CoverColorado casting instructor Dan Wright uses this teaching aid to get his students used to starting and stopping the rod at the correct angles: Imagine you’re answering an old wall telephone, standing a couple feet away. Say hello when you bring your rod hand smartly back beside your ear, keeping your arm perpendicular, and then whisper good-bye as the phone returns to the cradle. Again, perform this with crisp stops and starts. —C.M.