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Old 05-28-2009, 10:41 PM
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Default Amazing natural caster.

I have been fishing with a friend of mine from the other side of the border. (I live on the US side of the Canadian border) He decided to give fly fishing a try. He came up with an old fly reel and I gave him a cheap old Berkely 7/8 weight rod and an old 8 weight line. He asks me "OK, how do you cast these?" I tell him "10 and 2" and a brief display of casting. Ten minutes later he is taking this junk rod and putting 65' casts out there. He had a few casts I know went over 70'. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I know now how the guy who handed Tiger Woods his first golf club must feel. He was having problems hitting himself with the fly though. I was afraid to have him change anything though. Seriously, you should see this guy cast. Also he was doing this with a single haul. If everyone I showed did this I would be the best instructor on Earth. He is the one and only one however. Have any of you ever seen anything like this before? What would you tell him to do to eliminate the hitting himself problem without wrecking his distance?
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