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grassonfly 10-31-2011 03:07 PM

fast action rod
 
i am having a ton of trouble adjusting from my 6 weight fiberglass to my new 9 weight bvk i just cant seem to cast it very well any help?

jpbfly 10-31-2011 03:16 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Not surprising...being used to cast a fiberglass 6 wt...rush your 9 wt;)and you'll soon get used too it;)so don't worry...

silver creek 10-31-2011 03:18 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Is the problem an open loop?

Can you describe the problem you are having? Can you be more specific?

grassonfly 10-31-2011 03:22 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
the problem is that im not using it to its potential i cast further and more accuratly with the afformentioned fiberglass i know the bvk is a rocke i can feel it in it but i can never use that potential i geuss open loops are my problem

swirlchaser 10-31-2011 03:36 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grassonfly (Post 340446)
the problem is that im not using it to its potential i cast further and more accuratly with the afformentioned fiberglass i know the bvk is a rocke i can feel it in it but i can never use that potential i geuss open loops are my problem

Your going from one extreme to another and it will take some adjusting. I can't see your cast so I'll give you some broad advise that should help. If you've been fishing a glass rod I can almost guarantee that your going way too far into your backcast. Shorten you stroke drastically and start from there. Make your stops a little more abrupt. I would bet that your waiting too long on your backcast and missing the sweet spot.

Jackster 10-31-2011 04:22 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Which line are you using on your 9 weight?

grassonfly 10-31-2011 06:59 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
i am using a 9 weight cortland bonefish line

caseywise 10-31-2011 08:13 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
try shortening your back cast and speed up the cadence of your casting. give it some time and soon you will be master of both worlds;)!!


casey

Jackster 10-31-2011 08:57 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grassonfly (Post 340511)
i am using a 9 weight cortland bonefish line

Well, it ain't the line!

mikel 10-31-2011 10:16 PM

Re: fast action rod
 
Jackster...any chance going up a wt in that line would help him feel the rod load? It might slow the BVK down a little and feel more familiar to grassonfly..?? -Mike


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