How To Cast A Fishing Rod. Cast the line Bring the rod forward with your wrist but not your elbow. To cast a fishing pole start by reeling in your line until the bait is about 12 inches from the tip of the rod.
At this point you are almost ready to cast. Start by adjusting your line so its rigged up properly to allow for a good cast. Fly fishing can be as challenging as it is fun.
Overhand casting is used in a clear area or when fishing near the ocean.
This is done to give you the most control possible over your rod when casting. You will also want to place the rod foot the part that attaches the spinning wheel to your fishing rod so it rests between your middle and ring fingers on your dominant hand. Next pull the fishing rod back so that its tip will sweep over your dominant shoulder. Well then hook the line with our pointer finger to form a trigger and unlatch the bail arm.