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Old 09-28-2009, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: Roll cast question

It's my opinion that alot of anglers overthink their roll cast. It's fairly intuitive and easy to do. Also, although I think a spey cast can be effective in certain situations, it shouldn't be needed when a roll cast will work almost anywhere. The only difference with still water and moving water is that instead of the 'D' shape being directly behind you, it's more downstream. I find it easiest to use the roll cast when my casting arm is my downstream arm. Just allow your line to go all the way downstream and lose all the slack, then just as in the still water roll cast, bring your rod up and allow the line to form a 'D' shape behind you and cast. Simple! I actually find it easier to roll cast on moving water as you don't have to worry about getting rid of all the slack, the stream will do that for you
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