Casting is more commonly associated with fishing. It is the process of sending the fishing line out into the water, which is a great deal more difficult, and requires a great deal more skill, than many assume. Fisherman, especially fly fisherman, will spend a great deal of time mastering the art of swishing their line back and forth, before landing the fly with pinpoint accuracy onto an exact part of the water surface. It is a process that can take many years to master.
Casting is also treated as a sport. Expert fishermen gather to try and cast their lines with as much accuracy as possible. But, interestingly, this sport is often not played near any body of water. Instead the fishermen gather in a grassy field, with targets being laid out into which the line must be cast. The targets are set at varying distances from the participants, and the line cast with the most accuracy, at the greatest distance, is the winner. It is common for bets to be placed on casting events, with great interest placed on the furthest distance that a line can be cast and still land in the dead centre of the target.
Casting Bet Making
Casting may not be widely popular as far participation and attendance goes, but one area in which it is extremely popular is bet making. Many bet makers are interested in casting only due to its reputation for being exciting and unpredictable, as far as placing bets is concerned. There have been many unexpected turns of events in the casting world, and this is always a drawing card for those who enjoy placing bets.
Due to the niche nature of casting only some online bookmakers will offer betting options unlike the wide variety offering rugby betting odds. If wanting to place a bet a bet on casting, you may be required to look around for a website that supports it. You may also ask your favourite bookmaker to make betting options available. The most common betting options are fixed odds on a contestant to win, but more focused bets allow for predictions on the distances that a contestant will manage to achieve.
Casting is considered to be a niche sport. It is mostly fishermen who have a dedicated interest in casting events, and attendance is not overwhelming in comparison to other sports. Events are staged in various parts of Europe and the United States, hosted by the International Casting Sports Federation. This Federation has been around since 1955, and has links to 31 countries across the world.
There are a number of genres at casting tournaments, which are broken down into fly fishing, fixed spool, and revolving spool. Contestants generally specialise in one type of event, and dedicate their time to mastering just a single type of casting. This is because the skills required to cast vary greatly depending on the type of line and rod used. Fly fishing and revolving spool casting are very different in nature, and a fisherman will generally only focus on one type of casting as far as competing in events goes.