The Most Important part of the cast in my mind for many reasons is the LIFT. This motion is often over looked or taken for granted. The lift does a ton of things for the entire cast.
· Sets the tempo of the cast (most people go to fast)
· Allows angler to gain control of the line all the way to the fly
· A proper lift allows better control of anchor placement
· Removes all slack out of the line. The start of the constant tension.
|Notice the line hardly made a ripple coming off the water.|
|From this angle it is easy to see that a slow lift will gain plenty of tention in the line as well as load out of the rod. The birth of line control.|