There are times when routine casting simply does not work: it’s too windy, your two-nymph rig is simply too heavy, or you merely do not have the ability to cast as far as you require to. Worry not; there’s a method to get this done without the basic 10-and-2 movement. In this circumstance, let the surface area stress of the water to do all the work by using the water haul.
The water haul works by utilizing the stress produced by the present on your line– instead of the line’s momentum in the air– to fill the rod. Nevertheless, you need to take care that you do not wind up combating the water stress, which can lead to a devastating, even hazardous, cast. The secret is to begin gradually and to use pressure just when your line is at the surface area. Here’s how to do it.
Discharge as much line as you require, and enable the present to take the line straight downstream of where you’re standing. When the line is straight out behind you, reach your rod hand downstream as far as you can and touch the rod idea to the surface area of the water so there is no slack in between the rod and the water. Now– really gradually– start to make your forward cast, raising the line off the water as the rod idea increases. You’ll feel the resistance triggered by the line in the water; this will fill the rod. As the rod passes in front of your shoulder, provide a fast, effective breeze of the wrist. (In the video above, Pete promotes pressing with your thumb.)
You’ll be impressed by the method your line shoots upstream, and it will go anywhere you point the rod idea at the end of the breeze. Fish out that drift, and repeat the procedure– all the time if you wish to. If you’re fishing a dry fly, make certain that you slather it with floatant to keep it from getting saturated when it’s awaiting the present.
Here’s the caution: if you attempt to make that wrist breeze prior to your line is off the surface area of the water, you will not get a smooth forward velocity. (This is why you await the line to correct listed below you and why you move gradually in the beginning.) Rather, the line will spring forward like an extended bungee cable that’s been launched. You will not have the ability to manage the instructions– which indicates the flies might strike you– and your tandem rig will end up being a lovely piece of macramé.