Long Line Pickup: Video

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One of the toughest challenges in fly casting is picking up a long line to recast.

It’s a skill that’s essential for saltwater anglers. Things change quickly when you’re fishing the flats and you have to be able to reposition your fly quickly and quietly. Last week our buddy Bruce Chard helped us out with lifting our line quietly. This week Bruce will show us how to lift a long line and make a successful second presentation.

Practice these skills and you’ll find yourself catching more fish on the flats!

Watch this video and learn to pick up a long fly line quickly and quietly.


Louis Cahill
Gink & Gasoline
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2 thoughts on “Long Line Pickup: Video

    • Key point is rod tip close to/ on the water at the commencement of the lift so stroke length is not wasted. The first part – the lifting action – is not actually part of the stroke, it is a controlled – and not too fast – lifting action, to get as much flyline off the water as possible prior to making the stroke. Minimising rotation during this first phase is helpful to save stroke length.

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