09-02-2010, 03:41 PM
+1, and a bit more.
Originally Posted by Rip Tide
Like the others have said, you're going to need better help than anyone can give you on an interweb forum, but to answer your questions..
You're most likely getting the 'whipping' sound because you're starting your forward cast before the backcast is finished.
You need to turn your head and watch it happen.
Most likely you are doing this because your fly is hitting the water
The reason for that is that you are moving your rod tip in an arc rather than in a straight plane. The motion should be a push-pull rather than a swing. The reel needs to pass on the same plane, probably (but not necessarily ) level with your chin.
Agree with all the above but I'd add one more possibility .. and you really see (or I should say 'hear this') with a 2-hander..... too much rod speed?
Personal observation here only (anyone want to jump in and correct me, feel free!!); with a 1-hander you're not waiting long enough to allow the line to 'unroll' behind you so you're getting a "Bull Whip" effect.
With a 2-hander the 'woosh' is because you're bringing the rod forward at too fast a speed (yes, all of us - at one point or another - think that SPEED on the forward cast is the way it has to go ... wrong!
) The 'woosh' is your rod getting close to breaking the sound barrier .. ya, ya, I know that sounds like trash talk, but that's exactly what's happening.
Hit the beach and watch Folks who are good with a 1-hander or a 2-hander ... there will be darned little, if any, sound during their casts. Neither is 'over-powering' the rod/line.
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