Re: a way to train your self with fly casting?
I think it was "practice" as I think of practice.
Dry flies and buggers require different techniques. They are not identical casts.
With dry flies, the tighter the loop, the better. Tight loops with a bugger can lead to a broken rod tip. So the casting techniques are not identical. I think you learned to be more in touch with the fly rod and this allowed you to "feel" what the rod was doing. So is this practice or not?
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