I came across a great book at the library on Saturday… Fly Tying and Fly Fishing for Bass by Tom Nixon Second Edition. Judging by the price of this book on Amazon I’ll probably be going back soon to check it out. At first look the book looked a little cheesy, but after I turned a few pages, I quickly realized that even the dated information in the book, was still relevant to bass fishing on the fly today. Great fly patterns, instructions and material list, even details on some flies with… dare I say it… Spinners.
What caught my eye the most was the casting section. I am not a professional caster, never even taken a class. My only casting lesson was when my friend handed me the first fly rod I ever held, a rigged Sage 9′ 6w rod on the banks of the Hoosic River in Williamstown, Massachusetts and said…
“Surely you’ve heard of 10 and 2 right? Well screw that! Cast however you feel comfortable casting!”
He showed me some basics and in the river we went… Moral of that story is this “Cast however you feel comfortable!” I mentioned the casting section of the book. See the pics below. It very closely resembles how I cast, when I’m not side arm casting all Lefty Kreh (video) elbow on the shelf style… And the stick figures are just the ‘essence’ of awesome!
Thanks for playing along, now let’s go fly fishing!