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    Default Re: Orvis Basic Casting Test

    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    Question 6 is the hardest but the answer is correct. You can reason it out.
    I actually disagree. Starting with the rod tip at ten o clock is no guarantee that your cast will be high and parallel to the ground.

    I can just picture a beginner leaving a ton of slack dangling down from their rod tip as they pause their rod at that angle, and then throwing a cast that's all kinds of ugly. The jerky removal of slack will cause the rod to bend deeply at that point and then straighten up, causing a textbook tailing loop.
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    Default Re: Orvis Basic Casting Test

    There is a very simple and honest reason I don't take tests, quizzes or enter contests. If I count the early years (kid with fly rod) the last thing I need after 42 years of practice is for someone, anyone, to tell me I am not doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    I actually disagree. Starting with the rod tip at ten o clock is no guarantee that your cast will be high and parallel to the ground.

    I can just picture a beginner leaving a ton of slack dangling down from their rod tip as they pause their rod at that angle, and then throwing a cast that's all kinds of ugly. The jerky removal of slack will cause the rod to bend deeply at that point and then straighten up, causing a textbook tailing loop.
    Cliff,

    You misunderstood the question.

    Review the question, "Which is not a way to keep your back cast high and parallel to the ground?". So the answer is ..........
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