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Old 11-12-2011, 11:44 AM
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Being the total newbie to fly fishing I am always watching videos on YouTube to learn what I can. I came across a video showing the wiggle cast. For the life of me I can't figure our when and why it would be used. Anyone care to explain??

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It's used when there are several different currents,sometimes helps the fly to fish longer without dragging.I think curve casting is more efficient.
ps:I don't like people showing casts not on the water
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Default Re: Wiggle Cast

Hi Ian,

As you become more experienced, meaning 'time on the water fishing with your flies' you will find many ways to get results. The cast you describe and the one that Mike has linked are an example of people finding ways to get better results. I believe that JP has pretty well summed up what the cast is effective for. What is happening these days with the help of the internet is that many people are able to share their own methods of solving problems. Whether you find these things via the web or discover them in actual practice there will be many more to come. Fly fishing, like many other pursuits that require hand to eye coordination in producing desired effect to a physical outcome is a matter of filling your bag of tricks. This is a big part of the allure of fly fishing, there's always something to learn.

Wiggle away buddy,

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If you are fishing directly downstream and perform your basic straight line cast the current will cause almost immediate drag. The wiggle cast, pile cast and the like can allow for a longer drag free drift. All of the curves and wrinkles of the line on the water typically have to straighten out before the fly starts to drag.
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What Jackster said is exactly what I was taught too.
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Here's a helpful site:
Casting Instruction - Casts That Catch Fish - by FlyLife and Carl McNeil
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Default Re: Wiggle Cast

I use it to cast dry flies upstream then strip as the fly comes towards you, depending on the riffles
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