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Old 02-28-2013, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: How far could you cast with these set ups?

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Originally Posted by turbineblade View Post
2. Eliminate slack in your cast and you'll solve most problems.
That's a good thing to do. One of the most common things I see a beginner do is introduce slack in the forward stroke by (if you have the rod in your right hand) holding their left hand in one spot like a statue. What it does is as the rod goes back in the back cast, the left hand increasingly becomes farther from the stripping guide. This in effect creates a haul of sorts. That's where you get the comments like "Well my backcast seems fine but...". Then when they go into the forward stroke, the left hand becomes increasingly closer to the stripping guide. In effect it creates an 'anti-haul' and induces slack in the line between the left hand and the rod. A cast killing move.

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Heavy and large flies really show you if your casting is good. They show you 'the truth'.
Also a good observation. In fact your whole post was a good one.

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