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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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Snake roll drill etc

A little video from a training session doing snake roll drills etc on the none dominant side.
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What is the point of casting to the same place over and over again with no real change of direction? Only thing that has a point is if you start from a total hang down and cast a snake roll strait across to the other bank...over and over! To me that is the only relevant, meaningful casting practice!
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I get your critique!

I guess it doesn't show how much real change of direction it is. Can make another video showing it better. But if you want to get a flow and working on body movement combined with line control and accuracy it's not to bad of a drill and working with the same amount of line outside the rod tip. 60ft this time. Thats why trying to land the line on same spot over again. Sure I could cast the line to the other side but it doesn't give me much accept throwing it a long distance and it wasn't the purpose this time.

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What is the point of casting to the same place over and over again with no real change of direction? Only thing that has a point is if you start from a total hang down and cast a snake roll strait across to the bank...over and over! That's fishing.


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I was not concerned with the distance..was thinking the drill would be better with a much larger change of direction...from strait across to directly below..actually.When one is fishing, one would start the snake from hang down and place it very close to strait across from the standing position... much more difficult and relevant. Too me, anyway. I like and use snake rolls when conditions are right and think more folks should use them.
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Nice vid mr. grappler! For me the snake roll is much more natural on a river then in still water. My go to cast on a upstream wind. It's just so nice and easy . Pretty much the best cast there is if one wants to make big direction change.
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Thank you Jabster

Well practice in still water isn't really what I want but still it's practice.
It is for me to and uses it a lot when fishing running water both in up and down stream wind and just swap hands. Sure it is the cast to do when you wants to make big change of direction and if you want a high line speed as well for the build of the d-loop to generate more power to the delivery.

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Nice vid mr. grappler! For me the snake roll is much more natural on a river then in still water. My go to cast on a upstream wind. It's just so nice and easy . Pretty much the best cast there is if one wants to make big direction change.


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Sure it would and it's a shame it doesn't show more from behind then you see more of the changes done and how much. But a some arn't maby more then 65-75. Always tries to go for at least 90. Maby got lost in the flow

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I was not concerned with the distance..was thinking the drill would be better with a much larger change of direction...from strait across to directly below..actually.When one is fishing, one would start the snake from hang down and place it very close to strait across from the standing position... much more difficult and relevant. Too me, anyway. I like and use snake rolls when conditions are right and think more folks should use them.


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Good video: The cast actually shows up well. Not bad at all for non dominant-hand up where any and all practice is good. One thing I do to simulate moving water in lakes/ponds is to change hands after each cast and turn my body away to simulate the hang-down. This way I can put as much change in direction to the casts as if casting stream-side and I'm not taking up much more space, which can be a challenge in lakes/ponds. It makes it easier for me to see how and why the cast comes off well dominant hand up and to apply the same oblong-roll to my other side also. Like scribing a flattened "e" with a slow rod tip is what works very well for me.
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Thats a good one and will try next session. Thank you!
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Good video: The cast actually shows up well. Not bad at all for non dominant-hand up where any and all practice is good. One thing I do to simulate moving water in lakes/ponds is to change hands after each cast and turn my body away to simulate the hang-down. This way I can put as much change in direction to the casts as if casting stream-side and I'm not taking up much more space, which can be a challenge in lakes/ponds. It makes it easier for me to see how and why the cast comes off well dominant hand up and to apply the same oblong-roll to my other side also. Like scribing a flattened "e" with a slow rod tip is what works very well for me.


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Nice casting Grappler. It is obvious you have put in your time. Your casts are effortless and you are obviously pretty darned handy with that outfit. My hats off to you.
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Nice casting Grappler. It is obvious you have put in your time. Your casts are effortless and you are obviously pretty darned handy with that outfit. My hats off to you.
Agreed. Nice smooth and consistent snake rolls.
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Thank you guys!

The outfit is actually fairly new for me though but this combo is an awesome match.

Well I was suppose to do the THCI this past week in UK but i had to postpone and it didn't felt good at all. But i'm very pleased that my friend Tomas Lundqvist did pass his THCI So up to this date only two Sweeds are THCI instructurs. But a new chance will come next year in June and sure i will keep putting in the hours and be ready at the time.

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That's nice informative video about snake rolls.

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Thank you guys!

The outfit is actually fairly new for me though but this combo is an awesome match.

Well I was suppose to do the THCI this past week in UK but i had to postpone and it didn't felt good at all. But i'm very pleased that my friend Tomas Lundqvist did pass his THCI So up to this date only two Sweeds are THCI instructurs. But a new chance will come next year in June and sure i will keep putting in the hours and be ready at the time.

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Hi Tomas,
Your casts are fine and good. Best line is chosen for THCI exam! Good luck!


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Tx a lot June

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Your casts are fine and good. Best line is chosen for THCI exam! Good luck!


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