Video: How to Cast Sinking-Tip Lines

Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is back with another informative and humorous, and typically opinionated, video. This time, he explains the best, most efficient way to cast a sinking-tip line. As you’ll see, it has less to do with your casting motion and more to do with figuring out the “sweet spot” in the line itself. Once you’ve found that spot, every pick up and series of false casts is the same–followed by shooting the rest of the line for the cast.

The one place where I disagree with HFF has to do with loop-to-loop sinking heads, such as the Poly Leader. While I agree that an integrated sinking tip casts better, the convenience of being able to quickly switch from a floating set up to a sinking-tip set up can be mighty handy.

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