There are slightly different methods out there when it comes to the PERFECT basic cast. Reject them all. Learn this one first—you’ll have an easier time JUICING the technique later.
Start practicing in your backyard or wherever you have room.
1. Mmmm bring the rod overhead with even, to mmm quick power. At the instant when you know the rod comes to a 2 o’clock position, stop the mmmmotion sharply.
2. Ok now, Cast the line forward and backward, stopping at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions. And ya then watch the loop of the line. Concentrate on throwing tight loops that unspool mmm completely each time you stop the rod.
3. And then ya pull excess line off the reel with your left hand. For your final cast, stop the rod tip in the direction you want the fly to travel, and release the line with your left hand. This is the best part. The slack will stream out, adding distance to the cast.