How to Cast Farther with a Fishing Rod

When it comes to casting a fishing rod, you must be able to control the motion of the rod with precision. Here is how to cast farther with a fishing rod.

How to Cast Farther with a Fishing Rod

Choose a Strong Line

With most rods, you will need to line the rod up with the hook that you will be using to catch the fish. Tie the line around so that it does not move while you cast.

Once the hook is set up, you need to pull the line off of the rod. Once you have taken the line off, you are ready to cast the fishing rod. Make sure that you use a good strong line, as it will last longer.

Rod Action and Technique

You will want to start by being at least twenty feet away from the area where you want to cast your line. Stand on the end of the line, while keeping the line going through the hook. Keep the line running along the bottom until you are casting the fishing rod.

To cast your fishing rod straight, raise your rod so that you are at an angle from the direction of where you want to cast. You can raise your rod out so that it is pointing right into the middle of where you want to fish.

Keep the spool in your hand so that you can pull the line back using the reel. You want to pull back as much as you can, but not so much that the line breaks. or becomes tangled. The less you tug the line back, the longer the line will stay in the hook on the other end of the line.

Pull the line back until you can hold the line with one hand. Keep a free hand to hold the other end. With both hands on the line, move your arm outward in slow circular motion, as if you are pulling a string across the floor. This is called the “traction” method.

Don’t Throw Line Too Hard

Release the line slowly, so that you do not cause any stress to the line. Once you have cast the line, you may want to cast it back so that it is more precise. If you want to cast your fishing rod at a spot, you will want to cast back toward where you wanted to cast the line.

Keep the line moving as you are casting the rod. If you let the line move all the way to the other end, you may not be able to retrieve it when you want to. If you keep the line moving, you will be able to cast the rod more accurately.

Conclusion

Learning how to cast with a fishing rod can be very helpful, especially if you are a beginner.  You need to know what you are doing so that you do not have to stop every now and then to re-cast. By learning how to cast farther with a fishing rod, you will learn where to place the hook, how far you need to cast, how to use the line, and how to keep your line moving.

Last Updated on September 24, 2020 by Cuttyhunk Fishing Club.