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The leader

The leader is an element of extraordinary importance which is not completely appreciated for the enormous advantages you can have in fighting drag. The loops are micro perfection loops that are used to join the various parts of mono when making a knotted leader. Let’s get things straight. Starting from the principle that in order […]

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Low parallel and superimposed casts

These are two of the most spectacular casts of the Italian Casting Technique, two masterpieces of dynamics which are useful for getting under the bushes and to fight drag… In the past many anglers thought and many still do that in fly fishing, casting plays a secondary role. And that managing to cast a decent […]

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The Totally undertip cast

There are various casts that are finalised at getting your fly under overhanging bushes. Some are more difficult while others slightly easier; among the latter, one of the most efficient and at the same time not particularly difficult to do is the totally under the tip cast. If we analyze the dynamics of the totally […]

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Vibration Dampening

Casting is a harmonious gesture which should become spontaneous and without forcing too much. Using too much force is negative and to get things to work well you shouldn’t have any stops during the forward and backward casting movements. The stops generate abrupt movements because after the stop and when you start again, you decrease […]

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Overturned cast

The surface of moving waters is never the same as another one so this means that your approach and the types of casts you will use to fight drag will require different solutions. That is there isn’t only one way to fight drag but various solutions for different situations. Starting from this supposition, let’s see […]

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Slow donw angular cast

An extremely effective cast is the Slowed down Angular cast or Piled up cast. Firstly you should not mistake this with the old piled up cast that had the finality to pile up the line where the current is faster. The slowed down angular or piled up cast lets you deposit your leader not in […]

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Anti drag casts

Drag is one of the greatest problems and cause for lack of success for the fly fisherman so let’s discover how to prevent it and how to exploit the superficial currents.

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Axis

An element of extraordinary importance that leads to great line speed is what is defined as “the axis”. The axis is when in both your forward cast as in your backward cast, the line follows the same trajectory as the rod tip and not considering the plane in which the cast takes place. When casting […]