Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
EXACTLY the same as on the forward cast - line under tension, smooth linear acceleration to a firm stop. So if you know how to do a tight loop forward you already know. It is the same motion, but does use different muscles that have to learn separately. But I suppose there must be drills you could do that help to “trick” you into it. A lot of people actually tend to have BETTER loops on the backcast - a common thing, possibly related to trying too hard on the forward cast, that would probably take a psychologist to properly explain. Anyway this sometimes leads to the practice by many people of deliberately casting on a backcast (i.e. facing away from the target) in certain circumstances or when there are certain constraints.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick