Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North fork Stillaguamish
Rod final position following lift-over
I have to disagree with Tom a bit here. Bringing the rod too far in towards the near shore is not the problem. The problem is that after that move, the student did not create a sweep path of the rod tip outside the track of the lay-down, so tension in the line was not immediately established.
No matter where the rod tip points after the lift over, the path of the sweep should throw the line "out and around" its resting position on the water surface.
Because this "error" occurred early on, it affected each successive part of the casting sequence, causing the caster to constantly try to re-establish the missing tension by exaggerating subsequent movements.
The first brick in the wall is the most important one.
The analyzer is a great tool by the way. Props to Tom Larimer.
Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist...
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Last edited by yoda1; 12-28-2016 at 08:44 PM.
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