This is a mirror image of the previous cast of course. A couple of key points to be aware of:
- Remember to roll the rod tip in the correct direction. When teaching it takes a little while for this motion to become subconscious – but it always does in the end 🙂
- As in all roll casts the rod needs to be canted/tilted slightly so that the rod tip is directly above (or ever so slightly closer to you).
- Now very important: this canted rod plane needs to be maintained throughout the Casting Stroke. A couple of things that may help: pay attention to how your hand moves – it needs to move forward in a straight line and not sliced across your body. Also pay close attention to the D-loop, the anchor and the forward target, they must all align. And finally be sure that when you form the D-loop, that the D-loop is set up behind you leaving your rod hand close to your opposite shoulder, giving you ample space to perform a nice Roll Cast.
Remember to practise, practise, practise. Just practising forming anchors is a great casting session.
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