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October 18, 2013

Letterman Says Don't Break The Wrist When Flycasting

By Joe Cermele

David Letterman can tell that actor Michael Fassbender is likely a not a good caster just by the way he breaks his wrist when air-casting. I'm glad I got to see this clip, because now I know to practice my air-casting beforehand if I'm ever invited on "The Late Show." Have a great weekend.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Letterman, a NY city boy knows of Cutthroats and "proper casting". I'm guessing old Dave just might have thrown a fly or two in his day.

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Totally bogus information. Every "bat" being it a ping-pong paddle, a tennis racket, a golf club, a baseball bat, or a fly rod employs the wrist. Were someone to pick up a baseball, and throw it from shortstop like folks teach fly casting teaching them to reduce the influence of the wrist, and not break it they'd throw the ball like a non-athletic girl, and couldn't get the ball to the pitcher's mound. We "throw" a cast. It is all about when to use the wrist that needs to be addressed, not to restrict it. Most teach fly casting as if athletes need not apply.

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from buckhunter wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Sound advice but I prefer to have my elbow tucked into my side.

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from FLYFISHDOG wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

For fly fishing to get a couple minutes of fame on Letterman is wonderful for the sport. Dave tossing out different trout names tells you he has toss a fly at some time in his life. Good Stuff Thanks

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from FLYFISHDOG wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

For fly fishing to get a couple minutes of fame on Letterman is wonderful for the sport. Dave tossing out different trout names tells you he has toss a fly at some time in his life. Good Stuff Thanks

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 3 days ago

buckhunter...Is that the way you threw a ball on the baseball diamond...throwing arm tucked into your side, and not using much wrist? I can see your throw now. Did they call you Spaz for short? And you do throw a fly with a flyrod.

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from buckhunter wrote 25 weeks 1 day ago

Dangle, My arm throws the ball, my rod cast the fly. Not much of a comparison.

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from whitefishpress wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Letterman is a pretty serious fly angler in his (limited) spare time. He even got Jimmy Kimmel hooked on it; now Kimmel is becoming a serious fly fisherman. Both men have talked at length about fly fishing on their shows.

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Buck..Undoubtedly you don't cast the fly very well. The stroke you make throwing a ball is very similar to the stroke you make casting the fly. But you keep that arm ducked in close. I don't want my image of your casting to change.

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Buck..Undoubtedly you don't cast the fly very well. The stroke you make throwing a ball is very similar to the stroke you make casting the fly. But you keep that arm ducked in close. I don't want my image of your casting to change.

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from wisc14 wrote 24 weeks 6 days ago

sayfu does everything you post on here have to be negative, critical, or arguementative?

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from themadflyfisher wrote 24 weeks 6 days ago

"The stroke you make throwing a ball is the stroke you make casting a fly"?? Dangle, I'm guessing you didn't do much pitching in your earlier days.

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from Dangle wrote 24 weeks 3 days ago

wisc. All about getting the facts straight. I could care less about the personalities. There are lots of falsehoods put in print on this thread....more than a decent flyfisherman could ever imagine. You do notice that no one contests the facts I post do you not? More than a few wannabees on this thread. You'd think you'd want to provide them good information....but then again you are a lib, and they could care less about the facts.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Letterman, a NY city boy knows of Cutthroats and "proper casting". I'm guessing old Dave just might have thrown a fly or two in his day.

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from buckhunter wrote 25 weeks 1 day ago

Dangle, My arm throws the ball, my rod cast the fly. Not much of a comparison.

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from wisc14 wrote 24 weeks 6 days ago

sayfu does everything you post on here have to be negative, critical, or arguementative?

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Totally bogus information. Every "bat" being it a ping-pong paddle, a tennis racket, a golf club, a baseball bat, or a fly rod employs the wrist. Were someone to pick up a baseball, and throw it from shortstop like folks teach fly casting teaching them to reduce the influence of the wrist, and not break it they'd throw the ball like a non-athletic girl, and couldn't get the ball to the pitcher's mound. We "throw" a cast. It is all about when to use the wrist that needs to be addressed, not to restrict it. Most teach fly casting as if athletes need not apply.

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from buckhunter wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

Sound advice but I prefer to have my elbow tucked into my side.

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from FLYFISHDOG wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

For fly fishing to get a couple minutes of fame on Letterman is wonderful for the sport. Dave tossing out different trout names tells you he has toss a fly at some time in his life. Good Stuff Thanks

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from FLYFISHDOG wrote 25 weeks 4 days ago

For fly fishing to get a couple minutes of fame on Letterman is wonderful for the sport. Dave tossing out different trout names tells you he has toss a fly at some time in his life. Good Stuff Thanks

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from whitefishpress wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Letterman is a pretty serious fly angler in his (limited) spare time. He even got Jimmy Kimmel hooked on it; now Kimmel is becoming a serious fly fisherman. Both men have talked at length about fly fishing on their shows.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 24 weeks 6 days ago

"The stroke you make throwing a ball is the stroke you make casting a fly"?? Dangle, I'm guessing you didn't do much pitching in your earlier days.

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from Dangle wrote 24 weeks 3 days ago

wisc. All about getting the facts straight. I could care less about the personalities. There are lots of falsehoods put in print on this thread....more than a decent flyfisherman could ever imagine. You do notice that no one contests the facts I post do you not? More than a few wannabees on this thread. You'd think you'd want to provide them good information....but then again you are a lib, and they could care less about the facts.

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from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 3 days ago

buckhunter...Is that the way you threw a ball on the baseball diamond...throwing arm tucked into your side, and not using much wrist? I can see your throw now. Did they call you Spaz for short? And you do throw a fly with a flyrod.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Buck..Undoubtedly you don't cast the fly very well. The stroke you make throwing a ball is very similar to the stroke you make casting the fly. But you keep that arm ducked in close. I don't want my image of your casting to change.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dangle wrote 25 weeks 11 hours ago

Buck..Undoubtedly you don't cast the fly very well. The stroke you make throwing a ball is very similar to the stroke you make casting the fly. But you keep that arm ducked in close. I don't want my image of your casting to change.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report

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