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Old 01-06-2013, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: a way to train your self with fly casting?

Or, you could try the new Redington From practice caster that comes with a real floating fly line designed by Rio. And its a miniature fly rod with a cork grip and everything. You can get it for $35. Worth every penny, since it is fun and practical.
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To tell the truth, I basically learned to fly cast so many years ago in Jr. High School pretty much by wasting my class time daydreaming about doing it
I made a huge leap in my fly casting ability just by imagining what I was doing it in my mind, picturing every movement while I was suppose to be intent on whatever class I was in.
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I recently purchased the Redington form game rod. I really like it! It's a great tool to practice your double haul and have good form when casting. You can really build muscle memory with it. For $40 you can't go wrong.
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sorry for bringing one back from a long nap but if you are using one of the practice rods (the fly-o in my case) if you get a "pop" from the yarn at the end of the backcast, is this a timing issue/not waiting for the rod to load up, abrupt start to the forward cast? Don't always get the "pop or crack" but will start to get it on a somewhat regular basis as I have more yarn out which replicates a longer cast. I was at the ~7' mark of yarn out which equals ~ 30-35' cast per the instruction manual. If I slow my forward stroke down, then the yarn just loses all forward momentum and ends up in a heap.
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Default Re: a way to train your self with fly casting?

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Your question reminded me of a video I watched when I first started trying to cast last year. At about 2:30 starts what I think is the answer to your question.
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Rip,

Visualization works well for quite a few people including me,as does pantomime. And also when I get something exactly right, I try to immediately recapture what it felt like when it all came together.

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