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Old 03-29-2013, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Frustrating time casting my new rod

First off, am no casting expert, but I feel your pain. For what it's worth....

Spent years on tight streams and a 7'6" #3 and felt very confident in my casting ability in rather adverse conditions.

Picked up a 9' #7. Got up on the bow of a bass boat with all the open space I could ever want. The calliope music started. I could smell roasting peanuts and cotton candy, and I was waiting for a a little tiny rowboat to show up and watch a 'boat load' of clowns to climb out.

I had to learn to cast all over again. Started by learning how to throw a rod length of line and getting the leader to roll out correctly. Then add 5' and repeat, and repeat and repeat.
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