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   Here is the basic outline of the cast and also helpful tips to keep in mind.

To completely learn how to cast, you are much better off learning from an instructor or from a good book.

Illustrations of both the forward and back cast are provided. These illustrations have large numbers around their edges that represent the numbers on the face of a clock. When you are practicing, you can think of the clock positions to help determine the proper rod positions. There are two main parts to a cast,
the back cast
 and the 
forward cast.


The Backcast

        The backcast can be broken down into three sections.
The first step is to begin moving the rod slowly upward in order to apply tension to the line.

The second step is to accelerate the line and then abruptly stop.

The third step is to allow the rod to drift back slowly a little bit to prepare for the forward cast.

It is very important that you abruptly stop the rod at the 12 o'clock position. When you watch an experienced caster, you may not actually see the stop, but it's definitely there.


The Forward Cast

        The forward cast can be broken down into two sections.

The first step is to accelerate the rod to an abrupt stop.

The second step is to follow through to a finish. 

Again, the abrupt stop at around 11 o'clock is very important. The forward cast power stroke is very similar to a 'karate chop' or the cracking of a whip. The follow through just helps absorb some of the power to allow the line to land quietly.


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It is important that people who fish follow all fishing rules and regulations.
These rules help conserve fish populations and also help anglers be successful.
Regulations may limit the size of, number of, and season that a type of fish may be caught, and may require a license to fish. In some cases, only “catch and release” fishing is allowed, which means the fish must be let go. Some bait is illegal in certain areas.
Contact your state wildlife agency by visiting Our Rules and Regulations Page.

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