The Grip

Good casting begins with the correct grip. I use and advocate the extended finger grip, this is obviously personal taste, but I do believe the extended finger grip helps me load the rod more efficiently. With my thumb on top of the grip I can concentrate on directing the energy of the cast in a straight line. Keep the grip comfortable and relaxed during the casting stroke. We need a grip, which is versatile, one, which will let us move efficiently, from casting to a rising trout on a small chalk stream to casting a wet pike fly in to a strong head wind.

The grip © Kevin Hill