What is so addicting about casting a fly line? This is the question I've been asking myself lately.
I guess it has something to do with getting better at something you love to do and watching that loop unroll nicely in to the horizon. Or is it the agony of those bad days when you feel like this is the first time you've touched a fly rod and you got that feeling that it can only get better the next time you go out?
What ever the reason is, there's just something about casting a fly line and for me especially casting a spey cast with a double hander.
The down side to this addiction is that I have lost a lot of intrest in my local trout fishing. I basically only fish a spot where there's very few fish but lots of room to spey cast:) Which is kinda retarded. And most of my pike fishing is all about casting and spending time on the water and not so much about catching fish.
However...If (and when) I go to a fishery that really motivates me I don't think about casting at all. It's all about fishing and how to get that fish to bite. I couldn't care less about how my loops look like or am I doing something that shouldn't been done. So I'm not totally lost or one of those jokers who can just talk about loops and casting technique even when there's fish to be caught:)
Here's a few clips of my early season casting: http://vimeo.com/39768797 http://vimeo.com/40081752 http://vimeo.com/40225924 http://vimeo.com/40226366
Well, now I'm off to the river again... I just wish this bloody winter would end as I'm itching to do some pike fishing.