Did you ever buy that book I wrote about to you?Hi all,
For these first two years my cast and I have NOT gotten along well. As I was out yesterday I was just trying different things and noticed something that helped me improve my casting but I don't think it's a desirable way to cast.
So, what I've always found is that my loops/casts simply aren't coming out straight. Accuracy lacks but also the simple unrolling of the line is far from what I want.
Normally, I have some line in my left hand and then my right hand simply on the cork. What I start to find was that if I held my first two fingers on my right hand against the line it worked MUCH better. I was able to be more accurate and the line unrolled much better than what was before.
Now I don't think this is ideal way of casting but I could really "feel" things a little better but I would imagine having essentially two hands on the line coming into play likely could introduce some issues. So, how can I fix this?
My cast has grown increasingly more frustrating and it was nice to have some "workaround" yesterday after finding about simply applying some pressure on my rod hand on the line. It's almost like I can't get the rod to really load without it.
When not doing that I find it very difficult to cast more than 10-15 feet and I just don't get a feeling. I'm really not sure how to explain it - it's difficult.
Unfortunately, I don't have video because I was on the water yesterday by myself quarantining. Hopefully what I'm explaining makes enough sense and you guys can give me some input. If not - I can try to clarify/explain more.
Yessir - sure did! Read it front to back. For me I think it’s a matter of execution. I think about the stuff in my head but it’s the execution.Did you ever buy that book I wrote about to you?
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As I have said many times, I used that in 1978 and never looked back. At this point that was 42 years ago and I can honestly say that there is nothing of any real value that I cannot do with a fly rod & line.
Her double haul video is excellent also. She will show you to follow the right with the left and not to introduce slack. But she says first: master the snap and the PULD. With a good snap you wont need to worry about hauling...rarely.This video was super helpful. I went back to the river yesterday and felt much better. I still have some significant improvements to make when using my left hand on the cast but two pointers that seemed to help a lot that Joan gave was don't "snap" on your cast until your leader is about to be lifted off of the water and when using your left hand pick it directly up so it's almost a window to look through between your rod hand and off hand.
Definitely need to keep practicing but those two tips in that video went a long way for me. Hopefully this virus stuff chills out a bit and maybe I can get some lessons.