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Backcast

The part of an overhead cast that throws the line behind you. Also known (and perhaps better visualised as) an upcast. Many faults can occur during the "backcast phase", such as hooking a tree, a passer-by or yourself perhaps. These are all common faults and best remedied by reading the flycasting section or by booking a lesson. BTW the backcast does not load the rod so that the forward cast can deliver it. The backcast simply sticks the line in the air in a useful position, so that we can deliver it using a forward cast.

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