Re: Top 3 For Bettering Your Cast
These are things I tell those just starting with a fly rod.
1) Let the rod do it's thing, the rod is what casts the line, and no amount of extra force will improve on that.
2) When starting out, limit the distance until you get the timing & technique, and can make accurate casts. 30-50 ft is a good distance range for most fishing situations to start with. Distance will come with practice once the basics are learned.
3) Practice with a leader & something tied on to simulate the drag of a fly. A tuft of yarn works well.
4) Patience, no one learns to cast a fly rod without it.
Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!