Skidrow Woolley Fly Club
In the thread "Clave/Demo Observations Riveraddict brought up casting in adverse/windy conditions which caused me to think back to something that happened to me a few years ago fishing the Stilly. I was fishing a famed run on that river in the late afternoon and was fighting a strong up river wind. To cast against this strong wind I was dropping my cast down to the side, almost side arming it if you will, and throwing the line a few feet above the water surface. One cast I made was a bit to close to the water and the line hit the water mid cast but instead of stopping the cast the line "skipped" for lack of a better term. The best thing I can use to illustrate what happened it was just like skipping a rock across the surface of the water. I spent a good portion of the rest of my time that evening attempting to duplicate skipping or bouncing the line off the water during the cast and was successful a few times in doing so. Have any others here ever performed a skip or bounce cast?