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To do a basic overhead cast With a fly fishing rod, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and put your weight on the balls of your feet. Keeping your fingers relaxed, grab the grip above the reel with your thumb on top and your fingers facing down. Make sure the reel faces the ground and keep the butt of the rod lined up with your forearm. Lay out about 10 feet of line on the ground in front of you, then bring the rod up and back in one fluid motion. Just as the rod starts to pass behind you, stop it abruptly and let the line unfurl into the air behind you. Flip the rod forward to cast the line, then lower the tip of the rod until parallel to the ground. This will help propel the line forward into the water. Keep reading to learn how to do a roll cast!
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