More fun fishing local ponds. This round we go to Angel Parkway Pond in Allen, TX with the OPST Commando Head and 9′-5wt Redington Fly Rod and Echo Ion Reel. Great combo for fishing and matches well with the OPST Commando Head. This round, we demo how we cast the Over The Shoulder Cast The situation calls for casting at time over our off-shoulder side due to trees and lots of brush lining the banks.
We start to setup for a cast, but a Bluegill takes the fly. Once we release it, we demo using a Perry Poke to setup the Over The Shoulder Cast. Then, we show a cast where the line lays behind us on grass, followed by a cast where the line lays in front on the water. Finally, we show the Over The Shoulder Cast where a traditional Overhead Cast is used but is basically in reverse casting the line to the spot we want to fish by releasing the line on the back cast. We stand sideways to the target area and basically are casting backwards.
Do give it a try some time, and with the OPST Commando Head, you have a little wiggle-waggle room to adjust the timing of the cast due to the heavier weight of the shooting head!
Echo Ion Fly Reel 4/5 wt: http://amzn.to/2ql1EhN
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod (9′-4pc-5wt): http://amzn.to/2rENFHu
OPST Commando Head (200 grain): http://amzn.to/2zftMuC
OPST Lazarline Running Line: http://amzn.to/2gTrjOU