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Old 04-17-2008, 05:41 PM
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Question Practice makes perfect ????

Thought I'd ask a very simple question just to see what
response come in from everyone our there.

If your fly rods have been "sitting" for a while & you've been
waiting for better conditions (let's say they have sat for
2-3 months, waiting for spring to come) do you grab your
favorite rod & do some practicing before hitting the river ?

What do you do ? Will you just go, or warm up a bit first ?

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Old 04-17-2008, 05:55 PM
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This past year was the first time I fished all year round. Recoil titanium guides
really do shed ice better than regular non-Ti snake guides BTW.

In years past (and even this year), I practiced cassting when it's too cold to fish. In most cases, it's because I've bought a new rod, and want to get a feel for it. Other times it's just because I enjoy casting.
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Hi tie one on,

If I was going fishing with out a guide I may or may not cast a little bit. I find that a few cast on the water and everything settles in.

If I was going with a guide I would practice a lot to make sure I was paying for catching fish and not casting lessons.

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In the past I've generally waited until I got to the water, but for some reason I got a few rods out last month and have been tossin some line a couple times a week.
Been tryin to get my Wife out also, but she seems too busy watching 'Survivor', which surprises me.
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to me it was like riding a bike. I was ready the 1st cast, but then again last year I knew squat and now I can roll cast and everything caue i studied up during the downtime.
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Well I don't have that much down time each year. With the full season I do put in I find that the muscle memory of casting to be enough to get started. And once your on the water for a short time it comes right back. The last time I practiced casting was a few years back when Dad moved to the Florida Keys. It was finally time to learn to double haul well!!
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One of the first trips in the spring is steelheading ---ill just go with a 7 wt and have at it but before i go tarpon fishing ill work out with a heavy tournament rod and a 12 wt intermediate line everyday til i get tired from casting
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