This Cool Casting Trick Helped Me Catch A Fish Of A Lifetime [“Dart Cast”]
By: Luke Simonds on February 1, 2018
Casting technique is an extremely important aspect of fishing that often gets completely overlooked.
Just think about how much attention goes towards a golfer’s swing in the golfing industry… there are even countless items that golfers buy simply to help them have a more effective swing.
Most fishermen believe that once they know the basic mechanics, that’s all they need to know.
But that simply is not true… and I can say that because I know from experience.
I fished for many years before I ever put much thought into my casting technique.
The first time I had to was when I got serious about learning how to cast out my entire fly line when flyfishing.
And then I realized that the science behind maximizing casting distance in flyfishing by utilizing the rod’s ability to store and unleash power can be applied to spinning tackle too.
And the resulting casting technique that I’ve since used for spinning tackle has enabled me to do the following:
- Cast Further
- Increase Accuracy
- Expend Less Effort
So I put the video below together so that you can see how it in action and also learn the physics behind why it works.
The “Dart Cast”
As you’ll see in the video below, this unique casting technique will enable you to maximize your accuracy while increasing the distance in casts with minimal effort.
We call this cast the “Dart Cast” because its core benefit is that it allows your forward motion to be just like what a dart thrower does to achieve maximum accuracy and precision.
Watch the video below because it shows it in action with a fish of a lifetime catch in addition to some very helpful slow-motion footage analysis that will help you see exactly how this cast works.
Given how important casting truly is for fishermen who want to maximize their fish catching, we much always be mindful to make any needed adjustments in our casts.
Even if the adjustments result in just 10 extra feet of casting distance, that equates to an entire football field of added strike zone coverage every 30 casts.
And best of all, that extra football field of distance is typically the best strike zone area due to it being farthest away from you were the fish are much less likely to have any idea that danger is in the area.
So if you are serious about making sure that you’re maximizing the following in your casts:
- Max Distance
- Max Control
- Max Efficiency (Less Effort)
I highly recommend giving it a shot because you simply do not know when your fish catch of a lifetime opportunity like the snook from the 3rd-floor balcony will come.
It’s of course best to be prepared so that you don’t miss out on a great catch.
Let us know in the comments.
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