Learning to cast the fly 100 feet

Expert fisherman shows how to cast to faraway fish during Twin Lakes workshop

Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2007

Renowned fly fishing instructor George Cook dropped by last week to give a lesson in distance-casting.

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Despite the wind at Twin Lakes, he cast huge, tight loops of fishing line. It curled over his head and straightened out 100 feet away.

About 10 people signed up for the lesson through Juneau Flyfishing Goods, to learn from Cook's 35 years of experience and try out some Sage rods he was promoting.

Be it tempo, framework, haul or double haul, the Seattle area resident had some pointers on the different aspects of casting a fly.

He summed up the general theme in a sentence: "It's fun to hock the whole line."



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