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Old 01-14-2009, 05:11 PM
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Sorry I'm so late to the party here. Frank's advice is right on, once again.

Focus on this:
-Keeping your wrist stiff (not still, stiff)
-making the power and timing of the backcast equal (though opposite) to the forward cast
-Accelerating through both sides of the casting stroke
-Stopping the rod at no more than a 45 degree angle to the ground.

Are you in SA? I know a fantastic casting instructor in Alamo Heights who does free lessons.
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here's a video of me in my front yard, trying to show you my form. i do just fine from 10 to 15, if i'm lucky 20 yards. go ahead and be as cruel with your comment, i want to perfect my form the best i can.

Hi, I dont have time to read the whole thread, so maybe others have gone over this, but your rod arc is all off. The concept of fly casting is smooth acceleration and a sudden stop. Your rod tip needs to be vertical (1 or 2 oclock) to get a bend, but on your casts you are taking it all the way down to 3 oclock on the backcast: no way for the rod to get a load from the line tugging on the rod. Think smooth acceleration and a SUDDEN!! stop, and make sure your rod tip isnt parallel to the ground on your back cast. To make things simple I would concentrate on a 11 to 1 oclock cast, kind of like a V

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