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Old 10-31-2011, 03:07 PM
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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?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:16 PM
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Not surprising...being used to cast a fiberglass 6 wt...rush your 9 wtand you'll soon get used too itso don't worry...
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Is the problem an open loop?

Can you describe the problem you are having? Can you be more specific?
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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
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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.
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Which line are you using on your 9 weight?
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i am using a 9 weight cortland bonefish line
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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!!


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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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