Editor’s note: The following is exerpted from TU’s book, “Trout Tips,” available online for overnight delivery.
False casts are free, and they’re great for helping you measure out and judge distance. But they also spook fish. Several years ago, I stopped false casting directly over my target and started moving my false casts a little bit to the side, maybe only three or four feet. Only the final delivery goes right over the trout. My precent of takes has gone up dramatically.
—Sarah Deeter, Pine, Colo.