The Catch Cast

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In this week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip Simon Gawesworth shows how to make a "Catch Cast". A catch cast is a cast that allows an angler to cast the line out, then flick the rod tip and make the leader and fly jump out of the water and land in their hand. This cast is is highly useful for changing flies quickly, get weed off the hook, or for quickly checking for knots - but it does require skill and practice.

We recommend learning this cast without a hook on, and wearing sun glasses.

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