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  1. #21
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my roll cast?

    Mastering the Roll Cast with Mel Krieger - YouTube

    Who am I to criticise a master? - but the roll cast shown in the Mel Krieger video is ghastly! Far too much body effort going into the forward cast and dropping way too far forward. Actually I’m totally amazed he is doing this. I thought it must be a wind up at first!?

    ANyway, things have moved on ..... I suggest more modern videos!

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my roll cast?

    My thought is that Mel is using a fiberglass rod. By necessity, the rod stroke with a more flexible rod has to be more convex with longer stroke path than a stiffer graphite fly rod. A caster has to accelerate more slowly with a more flexible fiberglass fly rod, so to achieve same line velocity, the stroke path must be longer.

    Here are more modern videos.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRzkW0F9ek]Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor: The Roll Cast II - YouTube[/ame]

    The Roll Cast




    Quote Originally Posted by cb View Post
    Mastering the Roll Cast with Mel Krieger - YouTube

    Who am I to criticise a master? - but the roll cast shown in the Mel Krieger video is ghastly! Far too much body effort going into the forward cast and dropping way too far forward. Actually Iím totally amazed he is doing this. I thought it must be a wind up at first!?

    ANyway, things have moved on ..... I suggest more modern videos!
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my roll cast?

    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    My thought is that Mel is using a fiberglass rod.
    I think you are just being kind!

    :-)

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my roll cast?

    I did some looking around last night and found this fella. He seems to show it the way I do it personally. Or his style seems to be parallel to my own.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1daKtnHPto
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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