Back cast

by David Proudfoot

Back cast – A casting style particularly popular in the east of England. The angler stands with their back to the sea and parallel to the beach. Rods for this style tend to be long and have a heavy action. It is a cast particularly suited to throwing heavy weights. In fly fishing the term is used to describe the action of throwing the rod and line backwards, and allowing the line to unroll in the air, before making a forward cast.

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