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Skidrow Woolley Fly Club
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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?
 

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Does off the back of my head count? :Eyecrazy:
 

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Ghetto caster
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I've never tried it with a two hander but I use it regularly while streamer fishing for trout with a one handed rod. You know those fishy looking spots that have low hanging branches? Just "skip" a cast right under them to get in the door of the trout condo...
 

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It doesn't matter what it hit's just as long as it hits something and then lands where you want it. :hihi:
 

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heck!!!

this thread even `made' me go fishing,,just one of those days :( , and i finished it with a huge smile :D ,i guess i'm so stuck on trying to hit the `stones' i needed a `lighter' outlook on things,hee hee,,,`does the back of your head count',,toooo much!,with a leadwrapped `bug' ;yes!,,it does :hihi:
 
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