The Three Point Grip

The Three Point Grip, the one Jason and I both use, is not our invention. We have simply adapted it, with slight modification, from others who have gone before, most notable, my old friend, Lee Wulff. Lee claimed it was the strongest way to hold a fly rod and used this grip even on his very heavy glass tarpon rods. This grip, and all the others out there, will be discussed at length in our forthcoming book, The Perfect Cast I. I was reminded of Lee’s grip and casting style when I noted a short segment of one of his old movies on MidCurrent. It’s certainly worth a look. About half way through the clip, the show Lee casting, and his grip is clearly shown. Fun. Have a look here.

Three Point Grip as seen from the thumb side.

Three Point Grip as sen from upper oblique view on thumb side.