fly fisher 'til it's over
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Rogue River, State of Jefferson
Funny, I've never thought of casting (any kind) as needing much strength. If done correctly, casting requires suppleness and finesse, with which flexibility would come into play.
Every morning (not just when I'm going fishing), I fix a cuppa, relax on the floor, and do some basic stretches and exercises.
Neck rotations after my cycling accident are a must, but then lying on my back, heels tucked up to my butt, and slowly letting both knees fall from side to side. This loosens up my back, and prepares me for anything involving my back. Slow toe touches, etc are also a must.
Another very important notion to keep in mind - your abs have as much to do with your back health as your back muscles do. Get busy with sit ups, crunches, lateral motion exercises, etc.
Just like the DH casting.....slowly......slowly.
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he is not the same man".--Heraclitus
Last edited by Bob Budesa; 01-05-2017 at 10:48 AM.