I am not a good flycaster, in every cast I try to get longer than I ever have before, as a result of that, I often have knots on my leader that are not supposed to be, at other times I just have bad casting days. I guess I should practice more instead of fishing, but then again, then I wouldn’t have the time to go fishing as much.
I have more than once been out fishing with friends that are awesome casters and caught nothing, while they were having the time of their life, simply because I couldn’t cast long enough or cast at all because of wind from a wrong direction, wind changing direction all the time or no room behind me. Only once, I have tried that my bad casting helped me catch fish, Allan Overgaard and I were fishing this “bathtub” from land when I did a good cast my fly landed exactly where the fish were rising all the time, Allan’s casts went a bit too long and the shootinghead spooked the fish. As soon as he realized what was happening and started doing shorter casts, he started catching fish too.
This is just some random footage of fishing in different conditions, some worse than others. The only fish in the video is one that Nicolai Eriksen caught on a late afternoon together with nine or ten other fish. I caught nothing, lost one I think. I couldn’t reach them, Nikolai could. Both Nikolai and Allan are amazing flycasters and hopefully I will become a better caster from fishing with guys like them, and they are ok flyfishers as well.
I need to go practice casting over my left shoulder, tighter loops so that wind wont matter as much or if I happen to gain supernatural left hand control, practice left hand casting.
I will practice my cast maybe, or just go fishing.