The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > The Fly Cast

The Fly Cast Discuss fly casting with the expert, ask for help, learn to cast farther, increase your accuracy, troubleshoot your cast.


Like Tree7Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2013, 01:15 AM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 10,937
Blog Entries: 67
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Me or the rod?

Hi Hoby,

I have looked at videos and although they are better than nothing I find them to be lacking. What do I mean by that? I don't know how to put it into 100 words or less so I'll stick with 'lacking'. I used a book (old school I know) but when I did that we did not have you tube. Maybe watching videos will help.

This past August I guided a European gentleman who was the best single Spey caster I had ever seen. He was smooth and consistent in almost every cast he made. Being able to watch him right there in person for several days improved my casting. What I'm trying to say with that is; reading and studying diagrams in Tom McNally's 'Fly Fishing' worked for me in 1979 and spending time with a good caster worked in 2013. You Tube did not help, not in my case. I am what we could call a self taught Spey caster aside from what I learned by watching this summer. I fish but while I fish I am always working on my timing and through that I get better every day out.

But with both styles of casting, traditional & 2 hand Spey cast, I built a good base and worked from there. We all started this as the new guy having problems. I wish you lived right nearby because I would meet up with you this weekend and try to help you to troubleshoot your cast.

Ard
mridenour and skrap like this.
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.