The shoot mend is implemented in waters with current traps such as dead spots, swirls, and up dwellings. These spots catch the line belly, and the shoot mend frees the line from these traps.
The wrist and rod motion is identical to the wrist roll mend. The only difference is that a loop of line held by the line hand is shot during the mend. This repositions the mended line past the current trap. Additionally, the rod may need to be extended upwards and outwards while the mended line drifts past the current trap.