cast­ing con­fu­sion

The Field - - LETTERS -

I could not help notic­ing the dif­fer­ent grip of the sin­gle­handed fly­rod adopted by Michael Yard­ley and that of the rod in the other photograph (The Zen and bal­lis­tics

of fly-fish­ing, June is­sue). Yard­ley has his thumb on top of the han­dle, which, as a rod of some 40 years, I was taught was the cor­rect grip. How­ever, AAPGAI in­struc­tors now favour the grip shown in the sec­ond photograph, more of a hand­shake and the grip I find my­self us­ing now. I guess cast­ing can be a bit like driv­ing a car: we take our test and af­ter­wards de­velop habits not al­ways as taught. I fully en­dorse Yard­ley’s rec­om­men­da­tion to take cast­ing tu­ition. Time on the wa­ter is pre­cious and the cost of in­struc­tion will be well spent. Mal­colm Adams, Pow­ick, Worces­ter­shire

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