I thought I’d heard of them all… The roll cast, the steeple cast, the Spey cast, the overhead cast, the reach cast, the Skagit cast, the double haul. (It’s a long list and some differ only fractionally!)

But thanks to the guys at Gink and Gasoline, I learnt a new one today. The Belgian Cast. Also known as the oval cast.

Personally, when the wind is giving me gears over my casting side I’ve always just switched over to backhand casting and have had just as much success with distance and hookups (I think so anyway!). But it is interesting to see a new angle on dealing with a most annoying situation of having the wind blasting your casting ear.

It is also a great cast to have a good grasp of when casting heavy flies as it keeps the fly from tangling in the forward loop.