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  1. #11
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    Default Re: cant get it right

    I agree with the above, invest in some lessons then you can progress with a better understanding of what's required for a good cast, it'll work out far cheaper than buying new rods and lines and be far more beneficial for your fishing.
    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post

    10 mins in the fkn rod didn't work, there was something wrong with the fkn line, the fkn wind and every other fkn element was conspiring to make it impossible to cast, I remember a lot of fkn's that day,
    That is an uncannily accurate description of my first few times.

    db73: Catching the grass behind me is one of teh recurring errors I make and I still find it creeping back into my casts when I'm tired. What works for me is making sure I lift my casting arm up a little (well, principally my elbow) and - crucially - I keep my wrist stiffer on the backcast - 'following through' with your wrist will cause the rod to drop. There's no guarantee that this is the issue with this aspect of your cast but, as i said, it helps me with that particular error.
    https://troutsearcher.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    I agree with the above, invest in some lessons then you can progress with a better understanding of what's required for a good cast, it'll work out far cheaper than buying new rods and lines and be far more beneficial for your fishing.
    Al
    This comment made me wonder how many nameless thousands have given up learning to fly fish simply because they couldn't cast properly and never had any formal instruction.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by anzac View Post
    This comment made me wonder how many nameless thousands have given up learning to fly fish simply because they couldn't cast properly and never had any formal instruction.
    Top of my list for "Post of the Day."

    fae
    Fred Evans - White City, Oregon

  5. #15
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    Default Re: cant get it right

    Book some lessons with a casting instructor It is one of the best investment you will ever make. Your distance will improve particularly when you learn to double haul. You will catch more fish as you gently drop your line further out. Your backcast will improve and there will be fewer tangles.
    You must lose a fly to catch a trout. George Herbert

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    Default Re: cant get it right

    When you cast with excellent casters AKA instructors, you will want to learn more and more about casting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishing hobo View Post
    When you cast with excellent casters AKA instructors, you will want to learn more and more about casting.
    No no no - excellent casters are not necessarily competent instructors.

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    Default Re: cant get it right

    The qualified instructors I would say are excellent casters.
    Last edited by fishing hobo; 28-05-2018 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishing hobo View Post
    The qualified instructors I would say are ecxellent casters.
    Absolutely +1
    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    if I could wind the clock back I would have done it before buying a rod, I'd have tried theirs and bought that, instructors have the best put together kit you will ever pick up.
    They also tend to have expensive, top of the line gear You still won't cast any better with it if you don't know how to cast.

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