Casting on the beach
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This shows Jim casting lead core (Cortland LC-13) under generally milder surf conditions. Lead core is wonderful for cutting through wind. You don't need a tight loop because of its high density. In fact, you should not use tight loops in casting lead core. Lead core casts are sloppy casts in terms of normal standards. You retrieve until your LC-13 head is inside the rod tip. Roll cast to get the rest of the head near the surface of the water. Back cast by raising the right arm and hauling with the left arm. Pause then forward cast with full body/arm motion and hauling again with your left arm. The head is allowed to settle in the water if another back cast is necessary - using the water drag to load your rod as it back casts.
The cast is timed with the breakers to allow the cast to settle on the water after the energy of the last breaker is dissipated and the head and fly have a chance to settle down to depth before the next wave hits.
He is using a stripping basket attached to his waist in front (it is clearer in the second video). After casting, you can see him retrieving the fly and placing the shooting line into the basket.