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How To: Cast Accurately

Essential skills for every angler

November 4, 2015
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Accuracy requires the proper mechanics and enough practice to hone your hand-to-eye coordination and develop muscle memory. First, identify what direction the fish is facing and the speed at which it’s approaching or moving away. Next, compensate for the wind and current. Once you determine where your lure or bait should land, start the cast by raising the rod until the reel is at eye level. Then bring the rod tip back behind your head, snap it forward sharply and stop it when it’s pointing at the desired spot. You’ll be most accurate if you keep your eyes on the target.

How to: Cast Accurately

Essential skill for accurately casting your line Tim Barker
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