Southcoast Flyfisher
Practice, practice, practice. Part 2

This post still deals with accuracy casting at fifty feet. But why on our knees? Why not? It is another way to practice.

For a more practical reason, however, there are several. We all know that if we can see the fish, they can see us. In the glass clear water of the Caribbean this become particularly important. A smaller profile might mean more hook-ups.

On windy days it has been discussed by others that the velocity of the wind is less when closer to the surface of the water. Kneeling on the bow of the skiff brings you two to three feet lower in the air column, less wind resistance, and perhaps easier casting.

Kneeling with your back feet together, toes clenched, forms a triangle. This is one of the most stable structures providing more stability on a moving boat. You are also closer to the gunwale should the need arise. 

Performing activities on your knees goes back to the Samurai of ancient Japan. They were able to move and defend themselves on their knees without having to stand. Movements done in this manner are helpful in developing one's center or hara


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