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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: HELP PLEASE!!!!!! Reply with quote

I know casting is a very difficult thing to advise about without being there, but.......

The biggest problem I am having is when I am trying for distance, as Pitsford is so low, I am getting the line or fly clipping the rod on the backcast
I am trying different timings and angles etc but that is my main problem with losing power and getting a loop a close second
I am also getting 'wind' knots
I am normally fine with 10 yards or so in the air, but much more...........

I don't know whether the two problems are allied to each other or not
I will be going for a lesson but probably not for a while and in the meantime if anyone can explain what it MAY be I can try and work the problem out
Wind is almost always in face from 10 o clock to 2 o clock

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick, very similar problem with casting 2-handers (but usually on the forward cast) is your rod may be in too vertical a position. To use the old line "form follows function." On your back cast try tipping your rod tip over about 10-15 degrees UNTIL the rod passes your ear. OK (normally) to bring it up into a more straight up/down position at that point.

Point of this is the line/leader/fly is going to follow your rod tip (either going backward or forward). With 2-hander rods (bye the bye, you can lay out a hell of a lot of line 'over head casting' with a 13' rod, and I do mean A LOT!) the typical back cast/set up for the D-loop solves this problem, but the forward cast sets you up for 'disaster' if you don't do the above.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tailing loop.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sexyloops.com/beginners/lesson1/castingloops.shtml
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best bit of advice i was ever offered was relax and slow it down. Seemed to work for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all
I am looking at all these
It has to be a timing or such thing I would have thought
Been watching the Mel Krieger dvd so working on that short sharp movement
However India are visiting Northants CC at the moment so I thought I would go and have a look now I have the means to get there
So fishing will have to take a back seat Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mick

Just a thought - At Eyebrook on Sat 27th of August the British Fly Casting Club are having a meet.

All are welcome to get advise and tuition (very cheaply Wink ) on any aspect of their casting.

You won't find a friendlier or more helpfull bunch - Well worth the effort to go.

As its not that far from you - I thought I'd offer a "heads up" Wink

http://www.thebfcc.co.uk/events
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HTH ...... Tony
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best advice I ever got was from Carl (Berlin) he simply said ''less is more''

As soon as I started to follow his sage advice and stop trying to force it out my distances and loop shape etc improved dramatically.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Practice makes perfect. Im trying to teach my son to cast at the mo. To start with he was getting a bit frustrated with it but i said to him hepp practicing and it wall all come together,

Came home the other day and there he was in the back garden chucking line out like a old professional. Think i may have to start payin for two tickets now when i go fishing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lakefisher wrote:
Hi Mick

Just a thought - At Eyebrook on Sat 27th of August the British Fly Casting Club are having a meet.

All are welcome to get advise and tuition (very cheaply Wink ) on any aspect of their casting.

You won't find a friendlier or more helpfull bunch - Well worth the effort to go.

As its not that far from you - I thought I'd offer a "heads up" Wink

http://www.thebfcc.co.uk/events
Editted to add link Wink

HTH ...... Tony


Yeah I love it over Eyebrook, but there is no easy way to get over there Crying or Very sad
The scooter would never make it there and back

I haven't had a real chance to try out this Mel Krieger style, but I am hoping this will help me a bit

Thanks for everything all of you

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rad wrote:
The best bit of advice i was ever offered was relax and slow it down. Seemed to work for me.

Cool True in so many ways.

ChrisNicholls wrote:
''less is more''

Shock Please confine these sort of admissions to "Dear Diedre" c/o "The Sun"

Jokiing aside, they are both right. Since I stopped worrying too much about distance, it seems to have improved with less effort and movement, and it's more enjoyable. One other thing, you are far more likely to successfully hook and retain a fish at shorter range, which to be honest, is where most of the fish tend to be in my humble experience!


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