On many of these small streams, there’s no room for a backcast because of all the brush and trees on the bank. That’s where the bow-and-arrow cast comes in handy. This time of year, many of us head for the high country, where streams remain cool in the dead of summer.
In this video from Louis Cahill of Gink & Gasoline, he shows you two methods for making this specialized cast: one for very short casts, and one for when you need just a bit more distance. Practice this one next time you;re out on the water. You’ll find it handy, I guarantee.