Roll Casting
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Roll Casting

What is a roll cast?

Learn about the roll cast, a forward cast without a backcast. Watch the video and download our Roll Casting lesson to learn more. If you are a member of FFI you can download the full lesson with tips from our Master Casting Instructors. Not a member? Join Now to get full access.


What is a roll cast and why do you need it?

A roll cast is a forward cast without a backcast. If you knew only one cast, it should be the roll cast. You’ll use it when you can’t make a backcast because of trees or other obstructions behind you or because you have unwanted slack in the fly line. It’s fun to learn and easy to do.

Steps to a roll cast

1. Rod tip low to the water

2. Tilt rod slightly away from body

3. Slowly drag the line back to form a D-loop behind the shoulder

4. Check hand, rod angle position, ensure rod is tilted away from body

5. Forward cast stopping just above horizontal 6. Lower the rod tip to the water e Lesson

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