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Old 12-10-2013, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: How far "should" I cast?

Since the majority of the fly fishing me and my tribe do is sub-surface, our casts are fairly short and usually limited to less than 40' (this allows for better line control and mending). We generally use 10' rods in the 4wt. - 6wt. range for most of our fishing and rod wt. is determined by the size of the river, wind and sometimes the size of the intended target...

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My son Michael is working the soft water, on the other side of the white water, in the above photo, on the East Walker River. with a 10', 5wt. Loomis Streamdance. Dependening on the flows, we position ourselves to the side, directly below or directly above, an area to be targeted or to sighted fish . Most of the fish we catch are less than 20' away...

Even when using dries and emergers we KEEP our casts short...positioning is everything...

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