tapered leader became a knotted leader...
Hi, I'm new here and to fly fishing. I had a gift cert for Gander Mt. so I decided to pick up a fly rod package (preassembled w/ backing, line, leader).
I went twice today (first day) just to practice casting. It started out a bit rough, but later this afternoon i felt that i was improving a bit. I'm able to form a rolling loop, it's a bit wide but i'm working on that. Here is my biggest problem so far.
When i'm false casting just to get the hang of the motion, i will stop after a few minutes and my leader is all knotted up. A few times even my fly line managed to get a knot in it. To give you a perspective, I had a 8 foot leader on this morning and i had to cut it off by the end of the day it was so knotted up.
I'm guessing that it has something to do with me not staying on the same casting plane for the forward/backward casts. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to improve this?