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grousehunter49 06-10-2010 12:03 PM

I Need Distance
I have 8'6" rods, 9'6" rods and I have 2 10' rods mostly 8# what combonation do I need to cast a full line? I use WF lines and TT. Man I got my arm sore. Thank you.

mcnerney 06-10-2010 12:12 PM

Re: I Need Distance
The line you use will influence your distance, I've heard the SA Sharkskin line really shoots the line out. I have never used it, but several members here recommend it. Assuming you have good casting form, I would suggest you learn to double haul. Here is a video that might help.


BigCliff 06-10-2010 04:15 PM

Re: I Need Distance
Gear doesn't make long casts.

Good casters make long casts.

Double haul have to you will.

cketh 06-10-2010 07:13 PM

Re: I Need Distance
If you're really making casts that long you might want to under line your rod by a weight. A long rod will also be a help. Beyond those things, just work on your cast and get completely intuitive with double hauling. Don't have to think about it.

sandfly 06-10-2010 07:28 PM

Re: I Need Distance
YODA is right on..rods, lines, do not matter its the cast itself that works..double haul for sure.

MoscaPescador 06-11-2010 01:38 AM

Re: I Need Distance
Let's say that you have a well timed double haul. What are you fishing for that will demand such a long cast (I'm guessing saltwater or stripers?).

A shooting head system and a 9' 8 weight makes for a distance casting rig (at least for my quiver of rods).


grousehunter49 06-11-2010 04:15 AM

Re: I Need Distance
Nope- I,m after sea trout and browns, there is a hole that gradually slopes up to a weed bed, and thats where they stay,20' out off reach, if only I could get that extra few coils of line off my reel, i,de reach them.

grousehunter49 06-11-2010 09:43 AM

Re: I Need Distance
I was reaching a few this morning, It,s like rideing a bike, once you know, you never forget, but when you don,t know, it,s pretty hard, I,ll get there yet.

Bigfly 06-11-2010 10:22 AM

Re: I Need Distance
GH49, are you useing a shooting basket?
Between a basket, the dblhaul, and a properly matched (and cleaned) line, you should be in there.
Don't know what rod your waving around, but the last time I had a sore arm I was test driving a clients too soft rod. A soft rod can lead to useing more muscle.
A faster rod and a compact casting stroke will throw all of a line and more.
Remember, the force is all around you.
Hope you get to them.


grousehunter49 06-11-2010 11:11 AM

Re: I Need Distance
I made a basket last year, and it works good, but I have,nt been using it lately, should though. I am using a 10' St Croix Legend Ultra, 444 8# WF and a 10' 8/9# XRD 44 Superflex with 9# Wolf TT

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