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grassonfly 08-24-2011 05:58 PM

torn loops
 
ive been having problems with my cast lately, my cast seems to be getting steadily worse when i pick up like i get a nice tight looped back cast but with my front cast the loop tears open and has no energy any suggestions

swirlchaser 08-24-2011 07:17 PM

Re: torn loops
 
tough to say. If I had to guess I would say you may be starting your forward cast to early. Let that line straighten out behind you before you start your forward motion.

Jackster 08-24-2011 08:57 PM

Re: torn loops
 
Sounds to me like you are not stopping the rod on the forward cast as you did on the back cast. Stop that forward cast high. You can't make the line go without stopping the rod.

Many people seem to have the problem you have. Most of those that I've seen tear open their loop by dropping the rod tip too much when making the final presentation cast.

comeonavs 08-26-2011 12:14 PM

Re: torn loops
 
One of the best tips Ive had in a long time was gathered from a long distance casting video somewhere on this board.

Stop the rod higher as stated but a "firm squeeze" of the grip when you stop really helps me generate more line speed and better loop control and accuracy.

silver creek 08-28-2011 04:16 PM

Re: torn loops
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grassonfly (Post 306803)
ive been having problems with my cast lately, my cast seems to be getting steadily worse when i pick up like i get a nice tight looped back cast but with my front cast the loop tears open and has no energy any suggestions

Is the wide loop present only on the delivery cast or is it also present when you false cast and shoot line on the forward cast?

Is the forward cast wide when you cast side arm or just overhead?

Cool Hand Hodge 08-29-2011 08:44 PM

Re: torn loops
 
To save you some time...its your wrist....dont bend your wrist! I have found that 99% of loop isues are wrist related and 99% of tailing loops are from overpowering your cast...chances are...you fit in here.

Jackster 08-29-2011 09:03 PM

Re: torn loops
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool Hand Hodge (Post 309133)
To save you some time...its your wrist....dont bend your wrist! I have found that 99% of loop isues are wrist related and 99% of tailing loops are from overpowering your cast...chances are...you fit in here.

This might be a bit of an oversimplification. Even Joan Wulff preaches to have some wrist bend.
I can rip a loop wide open with the rod butt strapped to my wrist by simply not stopping the rod high. True story.

Cool Hand Hodge 08-29-2011 09:32 PM

Re: torn loops
 
well...threes more than one way to skin a cat for sure. I dont think you can fully stop your wrist from moving....by trying to your basically allowing a very small amount which is ok. I wasn't saying my examples were always the case, they are just the ones i see the most.

mdraft1 11-06-2011 01:22 PM

Re: torn loops
 
What rod and line are you using?

grassonfly 11-06-2011 06:22 PM

Re: torn loops
 
man this was a long time ago im all good now but for others who have this problem i was using a dogwood canyon 9 foot 5 weight with a hobbs creek fly line


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