As a detective solving the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Person dealing with casting and lines‘, my initial thought was to look for a profession that involves casting and lines. My mind immediately went to the world of theatre, where casting directors deal with auditioning actors and assigning them roles, while stage managers deal with the arrangement and cues of actors on stage. However, as I studied the clue more closely, I realized that the context was not necessarily related to theatre.
I then began considering other possible contexts that involved casting and lines. My next thought was fishing, where casting involves the act of throwing a fishing line and lure into the water, while lines refer to the fishing lines that extend from the fishing rod. This led me to consider fishing professionals, such as anglers or commercial fishermen, but none seemed to fit the bill.
Finally, I remembered a distinct type of fishing that requires skillful casting and handling of lines – fly fishing. From my knowledge of the sport, I knew that a fly fisherman must have a deep understanding of casting techniques and various types of lines, making them fitting candidates for the crossword clue. With this insight, I confidently entered ‘FLYFISHERMAN‘ into the puzzle grid, and the word fit perfectly. As a detective solving the mystery of the crossword, it was ultimately my knowledge and understanding of various fields that led me to the correct answer.