Archive | February, 2013

Continuous tension

From when the fly-line is first peeled off the water until the launch point in the forward delivery, the fly-line must be kept constantly under tension, otherwise it cannot be controlled. There are some special casts which utilise slack line to achieve a desired effect, such as a negative mend but these are special cases […]

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The fly-rod can be used as a lever but perhaps not in the same way as we visualise a normal lever, such as in the case crowbar which can be used for applying a lot of force with very little physical effort. When we want to we can use the fly-rod to the move the […]

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