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    Default Re: Really basic question about casting ark

    Hi Clayed,

    I'll put it all in a slightly different way. The objective, regardless of the distance cast, is to time the maximum rod bend late enough in the casting stroke so that it cannot begin unbending too soon.

    If it does, the rod tip will pop up into the path of the line it is dragging along and the line will either hit the rod or likely cause a tail.

    But if that unbending (or unloading, if you prefer) happens when the rod angle is low enough to the horizon, then it will unbend towards the ground not the sky.
    http://www.miterclamp.com/Images/N_Amer_FF.jpg Cheers, Jim

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    Default Re: Really basic question about casting ark

    Well put Jim.
    Regards,

    Silver



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

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    Default Re: Really basic question about casting ark

    Quote Originally Posted by clayed21085 View Post
    Sorry for the late reply back, thx for all the videos the Steve rajeff one being the most helpful as he states opening up the ark by relaxing the wrist more ( through drift). I always extended my stroke but continued to have issues with tailing loops, now I've been relaxing my wrist and dropping the tip of my rod down after the stop with good results. I guess a better way if asking this question is if you were not to drift at all would you still need to open your wrist more than 45 on the forward and back stop or would lenghining your overall stroke be adequate as your cast was extended.
    That, opening up/angle change, is a form of Drift called 'Lay Back'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e caster View Post
    That, opening up/angle change, is a form of Drift called 'Lay Back'.
    Whilst J Borger's book says lay back, I still think from the FFI definition it is a form of rotational drift - angular rod movement in the direction of the current cast during the pause. The description lay back is easier to understand and is more descriptive.

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