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traditional line casting

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm
by Bill_DeLanney
I am wanting to cast tusa traditional line. I know to keep the line out of the water. But once the fly lands and I am ready to make another cast can I lower the rod and drop the line onto the water and start my backcast?

Re: traditional line casting

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 am
by Karl Klavon
Hi Bill. Sure you can do that if you want to, but what purpose would it accomplish? Just go into a nice crisp back cast any time you want to make a new cast as the line being held up and of the water gives you all the tension needed to make a back cast and an accurate fore cast. Firm on the back cast, with a solid stop and wait for the line to straighten, then a much more gentle fore cast, with a high stop to insure a fly first presentation.

If you have fished the fly out down stream of your casting position, you can lower the line to the water to Water-Load the rod, making it possible to make a fore cast with out having to even bother making a back cast. Try it and see what works out the best for you. What works the best for you is the right way of doing Tenkara fly casting.

Re: traditional line casting

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:04 am
by Bill_DeLanney
Karl, Thank you very much for your help. I took it out this morning to a small creek. On my forward cast fly hit the water first and with 3ft of tippet was able to keep all the line out of the water. Made a backcast without lowering the rod and the another forward cast and hooked a small brown trout. This line is so easy to work with and the 11 foot length is perfect for my Sato rod.