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Old 03-22-2011, 09:20 AM
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Default Re: throwing tailing loops like crazy

Practice being smooth.

Tailing loops are most commonly caused by "goosing" your cast: applying too much power too early in your casting stroke. (kinda like accelerating out of a turn on a wet street with a pickup and spinning the wheels- lots of muscle and motion is used, but wasted)

Start out practicing your cast without the haul.

Gradually accelerate through the casting stroke so that you're smoothly bending the rod more deeply up until your stop.

Then, add a small haul in at the end of your casting stroke to deepen the bend in the rod. Gradually increase the force applied to your haul, and when it quits improving your cast, back off.
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