Definition of backcast
- If there's room for backcasts, a fly rod and weighted streamers will work well.
- —Gerald Almy, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 1979
- … a salmon of between 25 and 30 pounds appeared near my fly and, having just begun a backcast, I snatched the fly from him.
- —Nelson Bryant, New York Times, 12 Sept. 1983
- Beginning fly-fishers can refine casting and presentation skills along shores of several lakes … where awkward backcasts won't get tangled in willows …
- —Jeff Phillips, Sunset, May 1994
backcastintransitive verb, backcast; backcasting; backcasts
- … there was no place to strip my line, let alone backcast, and I retreated to the tent, waiting for light.
- —Peter Matthiessen, Harper's Magazine, 1 June 1993
- Standing now, closing in, I waved the bamboo rod like a semaphore—backcasting once, twice—and then threw the line.
- —John McPhee, New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2010