09-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Re: Problem with loop getting caught on butt of rod
This is a casting fault that used to happen to me also. Now it almost never does.
The reason that this happens is that your line hand is too close to the fly rod when you release the line to shoot it on a longer cast. When you release the loose line, the line is pulled toward the stripping guide on the reel. If the line hand is close to and/or behind the reel or the rod but, the line may loop around the rod butt.
Note that you said it happens on longer casts and this problem typical occurs when shooting line. Sometimes the line will also loop around the reel.
Remember that the loose line is drooping down from your line hand so it it must fly up in a loop toward the elevated rod once you release the line. Keep your line hand and rod hand apart as you cast. That will cure the fouling of the line.
Glad I could help.
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