Throw A Drink In My Face

CoverThe best description of the gradual, controlled acceleration motion that is the foundation for any good fly cast was offered up by Steve Rajeff, arguably the best caster and all-around angler to ever pick up a fly rod. He said to imagine throwing a glass of water (or beer, if you’re so inclined) toward another person. You don’t just chuck it. You lift it off the table, accelerate as you aim, and then stop suddenly to let the liquid fly. Imagine doing that when you make your cast and, while you might not fling the line as far as Steve does, you will cast with more distance and accuracy. —K.D.