Register now on! Login


Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users

Surfer Cast

2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 5
I shared this in another post about "Ninja" style brook trout fishing up in the thick stuff. The "Surfer Cast" is the name i use to describe what i sometimes do when room is limited and you need an upstream cast of 20' or so , this can work with wet flies or dry , a bow and arrow cast is also an option but try this , let out a rod lengths of line/leader , allow the fly to swing downstream of you and drag on the surface like a surfer , with the rod tip pointed downstream at the fly , and every thing surfing well on the top , turn your head upstream , aim , and flick everything towards your target , finishing off by pointing your rod tip at where you want the fly to go. With a surprisingly little amount of practice you can get good accuracy and very controlled landing and drift. For Those of you that like to fish small , tight mountain streams for native brook trout , this cast will sometimes save the day. P.S. The most unforgiving thing on the planet is a rhododendron leaf.

Posted on: 2010/1/17 7:25

Re: Surfer Cast

2007/4/8 20:43
Posts: 19

osprey wrote:
P.S. The most unforgiving thing on the planet is a rhododendron leaf.

I've called my wife alot of things over the years, but never that.

Posted on: 2010/1/18 15:41

Re: Surfer Cast

2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 53
It's a great way to cast in many spots.

I call it a water haul. Good tip osprey.

Posted on: 2010/1/18 22:17

Re: Surfer Cast

2008/5/5 11:06
From King Of Prussia, Pa
Posts: 5
I call it a water haul as well. I probably use it most while nymphing. More than once I've caught a fish waiting for the rod to load.

Posted on: 2010/1/18 22:30

You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]

Site Content
Stay Connected facebook instagram RSS Feed

USGS Water Levels
The New Keystone Fly Fishing Book
Where do you most want to fly fish outside the region?
Western US 39% (31)
Alaska 10% (8)
New Zealand 32% (26)
Florida Keys 3% (3)
South America 6% (5)
Elsewhere 7% (6)
The poll closed at 2018/3/17 12:44

Copyright 2018 by | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by