1. Start the backcast with the rod butt as close as possible to your forearm wrist region. This means your wrist is slanted in a bent down position. A successful backcast requires the line to be straight in order to get it moving. Simply retrieve the line and do not start the backcast stroke until the line is straightened.
2. The wrist remains locked and the forearm stabs the rod backwards turning the rod over and creating a line loop. Tight backcast and forward cast loops are created with the elbow traveling in a horizontal plane; otherwise, wide loops are made by arching the elbow’s path. The longest cast demands the tightest loops. Tight loops result in maximum line speeds which travel longer distances.
3. At the end of the backcast stroke your rod hand should be behind your shoulder. Allow the line to straighten before starting the forward cast. Remember the line must first be straight before it can be moved.
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