Originally Posted by busbus
This sounds really intriguing...does it really work? How can it be any different than the forward cast?
I take it you would use a side-arm approach along with this...
I tried the roll cast. No workie. I know part of it is because I am not the greatest caster.
But, to what swilcaster said, short casts "sort of" worked and, by seeing those flies fall like leaves on the water, I didn't need to go very far from shore.
Using a back cast also works well if the wind is blowing over your casting shoulder (pushing the fly line towards your body). It's safer than ducking the fly or acquiring any unwanted piercings...