Cast allows you access to those fish
that others just walk by. Most people
look at a river and the rubi is a
prime example and walk by large sections
because they deem them too hard. Indeed
you may be one of those people. But
it is in that very water that the
better fish are to be found. Because
it is difficult the fish are not often
caught even by those who can cast
well but you stand a better chance
in these spots of hooking a good trout.
this way looks hard and can be difficult
to grasp initially, but if you understand
that it is just the same casting stroke
only tipped over on its side, you
will find it easier than you think.
Practice by finding an overhanging
bush or tree branch or even the veranda
on your house. The most common location
is under the old clothes hoist!. Sustain
a series of false casts in the gap
until it becomes no effort. Speed
the loop up, slow it down. Get comfortable
with it at home.
on the water you will lose flies.
You will cobble up leaders and mess
up fish. But every so often you will
make a perfect cat where only a single
presentation is possible and a good
brown will glide up and take your
fly! A fish in these spots is worth
ten rising in the main bubble line
in an open pool!
the video for some footage of side
casting on our lodge lake.