Reach Cast

Presentation

The reach cast or "aerial mend" cast is very useful in many situations where you are casting across different currents and need to get a longer drag-free drift. It is a traditional overhead cast and a mend in a single casting stroke. I find that the reach cast also enables a better or longer mend and it does not disturb the surface as much as a traditional mend.

The Reach Cast - Orvis, Pete Kutzer (youTube)

The Reach Cast - Bumcast (YouTube)