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802flyfish 04-19-2014 10:03 PM

Sling shot techniques?
 
Hello,

Anyone have suggestions or pointers on using the sling shot technique for small rivers and creeks. I'm currently fishing this small brook that has some tight brush and fairly large boulders.

Mnflyfish 04-19-2014 10:16 PM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
are you referring to the bow n arrow cast? I tried it once. Wasn't pretty. I can usually roll cast the tight spots, so didn't try it again lol


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Hardyreels 04-19-2014 10:17 PM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
AKA the bow & arrow cast, just be sure to have hold at the bend of the hook and do a little practice in a nice wide open area. Once you have it down it comes in handy.

Ard

802flyfish 04-19-2014 10:35 PM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
Should the reel be facing downwards and the rod bent back or the reel facing upwards and rod bent back? For getting extended shots, could you coil some line when shooting ?

djergensen 04-19-2014 10:56 PM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
Now that is dedication to small stream fishing!

smilingduck 04-19-2014 11:47 PM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
Reel down it's for short presentations your not shooting line much.

planettrout 04-20-2014 12:41 AM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
Two methods for in close casting:



PT/TB

Rip Tide 04-20-2014 08:15 AM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
If you can accomplish a usable bow & arrow cast, then you're a better caster than I
As far as I'm concerned, it's a myth.

rockriver 04-20-2014 09:05 AM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
I've found the method great for practicing removing hooks from fingers.:)

silver creek 04-20-2014 09:06 AM

Re: Sling shot techniques?
 
Here are coupe of articles and videos:

http://fishfliesandwater.com/2009/05...nd-arrow-cast/

Fly Casting with Jim Williams | Eat, Sleep, Fish



Variations on the Bow and Arrow Cast including a Bow and Arrow Roll Cast, 30 foot Bow and Arrow, etc, by Joe Humphreys.


Here's Joe doing it on a stream and the result.



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