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    Default From whippy to Stiff

    Hi guys,

    I've recently got hold of a guideline LPXE, now my former rod was a sage flight and the two rods are distances apart the guideline is very stiff and the safe is very floppy. I had a couple of casts with the new guideline and it felt very odd.

    What changes should I be making to my casting?

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by seadog26 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I've recently got hold of a guideline LPXE, now my former rod was a sage flight and the two rods are distances apart the guideline is very stiff and the safe is very floppy. I had a couple of casts with the new guideline and it felt very odd.

    What changes should I be making to my casting?
    Timing.

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    A softer rod is an opportunity to take your time - something every self respecting angler should relish.
    https://fishingfortrout.blog

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Alas i might miss my floppy rod

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Viagra......?

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    It should not take long to adjust to the slow or fast action.It is just a matter of engaging your muscle memory.I prefer a faster action knowadays.but give me a slower action rod and i'll be fine after 10 minutes.and jumping back to the fast action will take a couple of minutes.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Overlineing will slow it down a little...

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Actually nothing really, you just have to get used to the feedback, thats why it feels odd.



    Cheers
    Lasse

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    great video -would be even better with wide sceeen

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    Default Re: From whippy to Stiff

    Thanks!

    It is wide screen, you must be thinking about cinemascope.. If you pay for a camera capable of highspeed footage and that kind of format, I'll be happy to reshoot.....

    Cheers
    Lasse

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