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Turnover and Tuck Casting -- Tight Line and Euro Nymphing Skills, #2

January 19, 2022 Domenick Swentosky Season 2 Episode 2
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Turnover and Tuck Casting -- Tight Line and Euro Nymphing Skills, #2
Show Notes

Part two of this Troutbitten Skills Series focuses on the tuck cast. A good tuck is a turnover cast -- where the loops unfolds completely in the air. In fact, a tuck cast is a fly-first entry, and it's perfect for setting up the tight line advantage, where we keep everything up and out of the water that we possibly can.

We tuck cast not just to get deeper, but to setup the fly, tippet, sighter and leader in the best possible position to drift the flies down one seam. Accuracy starts with a good tuck, and not just accuracy over where the fly goes, but where all the parts of the leader go too.

My friend, Austin Dando, joins my on Episode Two for an in-depth discussion of this technique.

(Season three will return to my full panel of friends, with longer form discussion about all things fly fishing.)

Remember, this is part two of a nine-part skill set. Think of a Troutbitten Skills series as a course in one topic or one aspect of fly fishing, with different sections that eventually build a full set of knowledge.

Each of these podcasts is supported by a companion article of the same topic. And you can find the full overview of the Nine Essential Skills for Tight line and Euro Nymphing here:

READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ; Troutbitten | #2 Turnover and Tuck Casting -- Nine Essential Skill for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing

We Cover the Following

  • The fly first entry
  • The tight line advantage
  • True turnover
  • Casting vs lobbing
  • Put more juice in the cast
  • Leader design
  • Rod power
  • Loading the rod and feeling the tug
  • Leader power / Leader push
  • Angles and depths of a good tuck cast

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ: Troutbitten | Category | The Mono Rig
READ: Troutbitten | Turnover and Tuck Casting
READ: Troutbitten | The Tuck Cast
READ: Troutbitten | It's Casting, Not Lobbing
READ: Troutbitten | Put More Juice in the Cast
READ: Troutbitten | Turnover


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