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Video spotlight: How to perfect your forward cast

Ah, the loop. The tight loop. The wide loop. That god-awful tailing loop. As RIO’s Simon Gawesworth explains in the video below, the loop is the key to perfecting your forward fly cast.

Gawesworth, the brand manager for RIO, walks us through the process to improving your basic forward cast. Don’t laugh. Even season anglers occasionally have trouble with the simplest of casts. Think of it like a golf swing. Sometimes you’re “on.” And sometimes you’re not.

Here, Gawesworth gives you a few tips to know when your cast is a bit off and how to fix the problems with things go sideways.

Pay attention. There’ll be a quiz.

— Chris Hunt

By Brennan Sang.