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TimCatJuly 19th, 2016, 8:08 pm
Alanson, MI

Posts: 121
As a person who does mainly small-stream fishing, I am itching to try these tactics out. I will hopefully be able to get a fly to way more spots on the brush-lined rivers I am usually fishing.

Combining the bow and arrow with the roll cast is ingenious. He also shows how to gather extra line in your hand to make the standard bow and arrow cast longer. Just watch...
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
AdirmanJuly 20th, 2016, 11:28 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 504
Great post! I use frequently use the "bow and arrow" when im fishing up in the Adirondacks, sometimes, its the only option yu have. Im gonna try getting more distance by holding the line further up like he did but, in order for it to be effective, looks like you REALLY gotta bend that rod back!
PaulRobertsJuly 20th, 2016, 3:25 pm

Posts: 1776
I do a lot of B&A casting, and using Joe's/George's extended distance techniques. And, yeah, you've got to get the rod loaded deeply. Soft rods won't do the trick. Need some power all the way out into the tip. Also gotta watch smacking the tip on wood and rocks. Ouch!
TroutnutJuly 20th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Really cool trick to combine it with a roll cast. I'll have to give that a try on the small stream where I study dwarf dollies. Lots of bow-and-arrow cast opportunities there.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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