Ed Jaworowski is here to break down the 3 principles to perfecting your fly cast.  This podcast is loaded with the step x steps to becoming a great fly caster and easy to implement changes to make this week.

We find hear about the analogy between a golf swing and a fly cast and why the critical angle is a major piece to the puzzle.  Ed breaks it all down today and I guarantee that your cast will be improved after this one.


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“Never Cast Harder, Always Cast Smarter.”

-Ed Jaworowski

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Show Notes with Ed Jaworowski

01:15 – I noted the Tim Rawlins episode #27 where Tim cover spey casting tips.

02:50 – Rick Pope was on the podcat in episode #157 and is the founder of TFO.

06:40 – Steve Javie was one of the best NBA referees for years and is Ed’s cousin.  Javie changed their last name from Jaworowski.  Here’s Javie wired:


45:30 – We Talkin about Practice with Allen Iverson 

46:15 – The paint brush analogy from Lefty Kreh is about acceleration.  Here’s one of Lefty’s books on casting.

1:03:40 – Jake Jordan created a way to land marlin using a strategy similar to the 180 degree principle that Ed talks about.


1:15:40 – Joan Wulff was on the podcast in episode 100 and talked about he double haul and even gave me some relationship tips towards the end!

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1:20:40 – The Cast was Ed’s first book

1:21:10 – Judith Snell from Stackpole publishing

1:40:00 – The Complete Cast DVD with Lefty and Ed on TFO web


You can find Ed by email here:  edjaworowski@verizon.net

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Top Principles to Perfect a Fly Cast

  1. You need an anchor for line to start the stroke
  2. Slack in your line is bad
  3. Don’t let the line straighten out on backcast (think candy cain)
  4. Acceleration is the key
  5. There is no power stroke (just like one motion in baseball)
  6. The longer you can do this the longer your cast will be —>> (slow, faster, faster, faster, etc, stop) – This is how to get a tight loop
  7. The Critical Angle – Start your acceleration closer to 180 degrees to increase efficiency
  8. Do the double haul similar to your acceleration of the rod (slow, fast, fast, faster, stop)


Resources on Perfecting the Fly Cast

Perfecting the Cast by Ed Jaworowski

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Hugh Falkus on Spey

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Spey Cast Videos Noted in the Show

The Compleate Cast last Chapter

Conclusion from Temple Fork Outfitters on Vimeo.


WFS Podcasts Noted in this Episode

WFS 27 – The Line Speed Jedi – Tim Rawlins Interview | Spey Casting, Kamloops, Alaskan Pilot


WFS 158 – Temple Fork Outfitters with Rick Pope – TFO Rods, Lefty Kreh, Cosmic Cowboys



Start the stroke slow, then go faster, faster, faster, etc,  then STOP!

-Ed Jaworowsk on getting a tight loop


Read the Full Podcast Transcript with Ed Jaworowski

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Conclusion on Perfecting the Fly Cast 

We discover the 3 principles to improve your fly cast today and why efficiency is the key to getting better at your fly casting craft.  Ed shares why you should make the forward before you line is straight behind you.  This is huge.

The cast is one continuous speedup to a complete stop.  There is no follow through in a fly cast.  Ed shares a tip on a tight loop which can be accomplished through the start slow and faster and faster to a complete stop.



  1. Hello! Wow, did I ever get a lot out of this podcast! I bought “The Complete Cast” DVD when it first came out a number of years ago, and I bought “Perfecting the Cast” last winter. Heck, I even bought Simon Gawesworth’s “Single-Handed Spey Casting” this summer, so I’m following all the leads mentioned here! But this episode put it all together for me. I guess we all learn in different ways, and although I like to think that I can learn a lot on my own from books and videos, I found this podcast, and the emphasis on first principles, really sank in. I’m so glad I found this website today. Thank you and Ed! Hey, in my seventies, thank goodness that casting is one of the few things I get better at!

    • Thanks for checking in Stephen! Really excited that you gained so much information on the podcast. Please check back if you have other ideas or topics you’d like me to cover moving ahead. Thanks again!