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What do I do next to improve distance casting?
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AlexH
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatively, just pop out to your local lake and enjoy yourself without wondering about degrees of rotation, haul-speed and loop speed....! Wink Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a golfer, I know I will never be able to compete (or play) with a certain Mr. Woods. Nevertheless, I enjoy trying to play the game to the best of my abilities. I don't need to drive a ball 350 yards to get a par or birdie.

Likewise, I don't feel the need to cast a fly to the horizon in order to have the chance to catch a fish.

I'm maybe missing out here, but what is the need to throw a line to your maximum capabilities?

As a river/burn fisher, I'm guessing here but couldn't you get a boat and drift round the shoreline and cast a short line delicately or is this like a golfers thing - I hit the ball a mile today but scored shite.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being able to fly cast long distances will help an angler cast into the wind. Also,
the better casting technique an angler has, the less fatigue he or she will feel
after a long day of fishing.

Also, saltwater fly fishing requires long casts, usually into a breeze.

Having said all that, I just think there's a beauty in trying to come close
to perfecting a fly cast. It's something to keep striving for - just for the heck
of it.

That's my two cents.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as blank day says its handy to be able to do i prefer perfect presentation
to distance ,accuracy is in my opinion far more important
as most of my fishing is done on boat or river i can drift or walk on to fish
on saying that perfecting the double haul is handy for bank fishing
I dont see the point in going out for a day to come back goosed after trying
to hurl a line into the far distance
it always amuses us when we see people false cast 3 and 4 times in a boat
line has to be wet to catch
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Often I go into the field and cast on grass. The appeal is in the quest to improve technique. Not all about distance either - you need technique to present a fly delicately at close range.
Curve a cast around an obstacle, throw a mend in the line before it hits the river, avoid the hawthorn tree behind you, the willow roots in front or whatever...
Separate the casting from the fishing.

I like to fish.

I like to cast.

When fishing I concentrate on catching fish.
When casting I concentrate on technique.

Better technique in casting has certaqinly caught me more fish though Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou for that reasoned arguement Kev, I was struggling to find a reply that didn't have a few expletives in it Very Happy .

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expetives Mike??? Shock you never mentioned expletives today out in the field?? is that where I was going wrong?? I cast and you mutter something under your breath and my cast is good?? and when you laughed ok ok I understand now - more swearing at the rod is needed Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never blame the rod Allen, it's the person holding it that causes the problems Very Happy.

Great session yesterday, you're coming on nicely.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckfluffer wrote:
Never blame the rod Allen, it's the person holding it that causes the problems Very Happy.

Great session yesterday, you're coming on nicely.

Mike


What Shock Another one growing his eyebrows. Laughing Laughing Laughing

See you Saturday Mike. Wink

Regards ..... Tony. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, look out Newark, the boy's are coming to town. Have you got your eye on any particular record Tony?.

Eyebrows? what eyebrows?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats all this about eyebrows ??? its a haircut I need?
As for a record?? each cast is a record! or do I mean a surprise Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to a lot of great anglers, extending your range 10 to 15 yards is very doable for most of us. Casts out to 50, 55 or even 60 yards are in the ballpark if we gear up and get the mechanics of the cast just right, these pros tell us.
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