We have just
returned to our favourite subject: the stop.
Although a really good cast relies on a
smooth built up of power - and therefore bend
in the rod - it also requires a snap of
loading just before unloading. This is best
achieved with a little wrist snap. Also a
squeeze of the hand as the stop is made works
well for me.
Once the skill
of drifting has been learned it is then
possible to emphasise the stop on the
backcast. Improving the backcast is always
worth working on. Really concentrating on an
abrupt stop is one of the keys to a great
Having just said this, let me also say that if you are having problems
with your casting, it is far more likely to be a result of putting in too much power, rather than too little.