Sunday, April 21, 2013

First Time Fly Casting

     I decided to try fly casting today. First thing I noticed right away was stringing the line through the eyes of the rod. It took me several tries to get the line through they eyes because I wasn't used to the slick weighted line falling back down the eyes. I only had to restring the line 3 times before I caught on to what was going on.
     The reel was the next big difference, mostly the placement. I kept trying to put my hand behind the reel. I also had to get used to guiding the line onto the reel instead of letting the spinning action guide it on for me.

      I caught on pretty quick and as you can see "Coach Kaos" was there to help me.  It was a little weird at first getting used to all of the line being out and using my left hand for more than rod balance.

      You can kind of see in this picture that the line memory was messing with me quit a bit. My husband helped me stretch out the line to help get rid of the memory which helped a lot.

     I watched my loops and only cracked the whip a couple times. Practice went really well and I learned a lot about how fly line works and how to control it. I don't think I ever hit the target I was aiming for, but I got pretty close.

     I can't wait to go to the pond soon to see how well I do on the water. First, I have to tie a few flies so watch for that post coming soon.


  1. Don't worry, you'll get really good at it soon! It just takes some practice at first.... Fly casting is soooo fun!

  2. I just saw your post about learning to fly fish. I'm hoping to do the same, but haven't had a chance to practice yet. Much like wing shooting duck last year I may learn in the field. Good luck!---Amber @