Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Ice off" casting day.

I can't remember when was the last time I had so much fun on a first spring day casting session. Took the time and decided to do some damn pictures this time! All the credit goes to my girlfriend and her camera. I think she caught those loops and rolls pretty nicely. She was really curious of what fly-casting is and how it's done.

So to explain her very simply, I remembered what one of our great teachers of fly-casting wrote in a book. In order to be able to fly-cast, you got to make the line move. What you do with the rod tip, the line will follow. As simple as that, I told her. And I have to tell you she was pretty stoked about it at the end of the day. After all, fly-casting should be fun and make fly fishing easier.

The rod I used was my old trusted Sage TCR 4wt. and a Loop Opti Stream wf4 (tad heavy) line wich is a great line for these trick casts. I can only imagine what amazing casts could the new Sage Method do in the right hands.

I hope you'll enjoy these photos folks! I surely enjoyed the day on the water.


Jay said...

Casting is besides being fun also very relaxing to me.
Feeling the rod and line working in harmony, seeing the tight loop zipping is wonderful.

George Minculete said...

Couldn't agree more Jay! I'm always eager to test the new rods coming out, either glass or graphite. I'm very stoked on the new Sage Circa lately. I'm waiting on my 589-4 blank to arrive. Cheers!