The Steeple Cast

 

Most simply stated, a steeple cast has a vertical back cast. Like the roll cast, this casting technique is used when there is no room for a back cast.

How to execute the steeple cast:

• Imagine standing on the bank with a church directly behind you
• Try to hit the top of the steeple of the church with your fly in the back cast
• The stop in the back cast is much shorter (approximately at 11 or 12 o’clock)
• The forward motion remains that of the basic casting motion with your aim as high as possible

It's not easy and maybe not pretty, but sometimes it's all you've got. Very often a roll cast will do, but not always.

A 30-foot cast is a long steeple cast.