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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Smacking the water on forward cast Reply with quote

HI All, Yesterday I encountered yet another phenomenon in my road to crap casting. I managed to smack the water on my forward casts just before releasing the final cast off into the distance! I was wading up to ny chest, so that may have been a contributory factor. Anyone any suggestions? All constructive criticism welcomed!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi DW. I do a lot of casting while wading in the salt. Rather than the traditional method of 10 til 2 (on the clock face) you need to visualise it more as a hammer. You should be pushing with the rod rather than using it as a pivot. Imagine the rod in a straight plane, push to the front with it, and then pull it back - continuing in the same plane.

On the final forward cast try and put the energy in to the line speed with a haul/double haul rather than trying to rely purely on rod speed to achieve your line speed, which I assume is what you are trying to do. Less physical energy from you will result in more line energy as your timing will be far improved!

Hope that makes sense

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,
The reason is likely to be too much rod arc combined with too much "wellie" (power) Wink Bones has the answer. Cool

See me at Burton Springs and we'll get it sorted. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Push versus pull is a helluva can of worms to open...

I'd advise aiming your forward cast upwards more... and if you're wading remember this advice (I can't remember where it's from - but it's good!):

"Never cast across a current you can wade through" - i.e. rather than messing up your presentation trying to cast for miles, try and use some stealth to get closer to the fish - then make a good cast from less distance Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aiming the forward cast upwards is ok as long as it's only on the final forward cast. Any earlier in the casting process and it will result in the next back cast being lower than ideal and may even hit the water on the back which will leave you more or less where you were before!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Smacking the water on forward cast Reply with quote

DW wrote:
I managed to smack the water on my forward casts just before releasing the final cast off into the distance!
DW


If it's only happening on your final forward cast as it sounds like it is, then most likely your trying to put too much power into that last cast to gain more distance and by doing that your probably dropping your rod tip down farther on the final cast more than you are on the rest of the fasle casts. Remember distance casting is not about power, its about line speed. And the line has no choice but to follow the rod tip. So keep the rod tip in the correct plane on not only the false cats but on all the casting strokes and you shouldn't have that problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for all the advice and suggestions. Very Happy Very Happy
I'm going to try and put some of them into action as soon as I can. Tony, I look forward to meeting up again at Burton! - any help will always be warmly received!
I'm sure that I am putting too much beef into my casting Twisted Evil , and that's someting I'm going to have to think about. I read thorugh Berlin's casting advice on the SWFF site, and that seemed very good.
I'll let you know how i get on?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try only paddling in up to your bollocks then! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At my age, that would mean paddling up to my shins!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee hee LMAO! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DW wrote:
At my age, that would mean paddling up to my shins!


Hey DW

If your fishing skills reach the level of your humouristic abilities, then you
have nothing to worry about!!

Well done mate!

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