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Casting for trout on hard-bodies

OK, I’m not going to sugar coat any of this. If you want to learn how to catch trout on hard-body lures in rivers, then read on. If you don’t, well, look at the pretty pictures and move on! This is not a pat-on-the-back article that’s going to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. I’m not sitting on the fence here, and if you can’t handle the snags then get the hell out of my river! If you can, however, take the heat, then what you find in these pages will catch you more trout on HBs.

There’s really only one thing stopping you from catching a good quantity of trout consistently on hard-body lures – and it’s your casting skills. Or lack of them. Most of you suck at casting! You can’t cast, you won’t practice and you’re way too chicken s#@t to throw your lure into a pile of sticks ’cause you don’t want to lose it! Well, suck it up, because that’s exactly where it needs to go to catch the fish – and I’m going to help you get it right in there!

A Cast a Day

You’ve all heard it before – practice, practice, practice. Trouble is most of you haven’t heard it said to you since you were at school. Nowadays no one can tell you anything because you already know it all. Even if you don’t, then you’ll lie about it to make yourself feel better.

You can’t practice casting while you’re fishing. If you go fishing to practice your casting, then you’re wasting your time. You need to find a backyard, front yard, rooftop, car park, oval, alleyway, driveway, side street or park as close to where you live as you can because you need to practice – and practice a lot!

You don’t need much room. Anything between 8 and 14m is fine…

Adam Royter


This story was first published in the Fishing World January 2013issue.

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