- Dec 28, 2015
That's exactly what he's saying. I know that because he wrote it down and I read it. He also said it using words that came from his own mouth! Here's some specifics of exactly how he likes his rods to be (which differs from how his other rod designing mates like to build their rods.)Firstly that is not what he is saying,
It's impossible for me to tell you what feeling or rod performance suits you best, because that’s only something you can know and work out yourself (see this video). All I can say is what I like; I like a fast rod with plenty of feel, with a butt that is neither too stiff nor too soft (the vast majority of rods I cast are one of the other - but never both!), with a tip that “feels” light and crisp and damps with the minimum of vibrations. I also like my rods to be suited to strictly AFFTA conforming lines, to perform at all distances with both short and long carry, to behave in an expected way throughout the speed range and to be able to perform roll casts comfortably - without feeling the need for a heavier line. And above all else, the entire casting process should happen naturally, with feel, grace and without having to consciously think about any of it. In other words the desired outcome is to become one with the rod.
Exactly. So buying a $1,000 rod is not going to help them is it?I have come across a small number of people who feel they need to learn to cast by pure repetition alone, as opposed to learning by feel, sight and sound, they can spend years mindlessly repeating the same wooden stroke, its painful to watch, they work best with a soft lazy rod and a heavy line.
And let's not forget, he's trying to flog his $1,000 rod. Which I'm sure is a good rod, particularly in his hands and particularly as he designed it for his own use but in your average angler's hands it's the equivalent of giving a Ferrari to my mum. She ain't going to get the best out of it.
That's an understatement. He's amongst the best in the world. He spends at least 2 hours a day 300 days per year just in casting practice and has done for 25 years And many more in fishing and teaching. He's not the guy that get's a day at the river a few times a month in the season.Paul Arden is very very good at casting
Uh? What's this got to do with me?I'd say phone him, as instructors go he is about as knowledgeable as there is.