Tuck It In

CoverYour aim is wild, and you can’t stroke a consistent path with the line. This happens to a lot of us. Don’t worry; this can be fixed. The problem is most likely that your casting arm is flailing. Fly casting isn’t like pitching a baseball. To practice your cast, embrace a compact, short stroke by tucking a copy of the Sunday paper in your armpit, under your casting arm. If you drop the paper, your arm is wobbling too wide. —K.D.