A weight of 1000 grain is a lot, too much for fishing.
The importance of a proper anchor. Can’t agree more. I was working for years on that part, lift, sweep, anchor. Again, only as a fisherman, to improve casting for fishing (with a bad tendency to forget the fishing).
But isn’t it also the equipment, that plays it’s part in search for perfection?
Rod and line pairing...
What I got into hands from people that do not come further and asked for help in their casting is terrible, to say the least.
I for myself spent weeks, months in testing lines on rods ... (and a lot of money...). After I found the best fit I fine tuned the lines, in length, weight, cutting rear end, middle, front - so to say puzzled together for a perfect match. Not that much necessary anymore these days.
But there is nothing worse for me than a line that is not balanced enough for a straight anchor. And there are still too many out there.
Same for rods.
I came away early from all too tippy rods completely for Spey casting and my fishing. All too tippy rods bend too much and tend to unload too quick after the lift, making a precise controlled anchor more difficult. Not being said impossible when adapting, just more difficult than necessary. The trend in rod manufacturing is going the route to reliable tips and deeper actions now.
The named rods like Gaelforce, CND, B&W are known for strong tips and deeper action.
It’s a lot easier to get good results with thoughts and search for a perfectly balanced setup.
For some years now there are labels that put out fantastic material, with a lot of thoughts in new line technology, tapers, mass distribution and stiffness of coating, also in rod and line pairings.
It’s much easier to come further in technique with the right outfit from the beginning.
As far as there was the discussion for distance casting, I hope not to bring someone into embarrassment to break his secrets when I ask for the preferred setups in rod and line pairings.
May I ask - for the fishing?
Would be nice to share the experiences with competition casters and casting orientated fishermen.
For distance, some Nextcast lines were real game changers for me, also on a couple of older rods. I still have to try some of the Gaelforce lines.
Time is running... A little bit of work, a little bit married, fishing, hunting... What else?
Last edited by Wetwader; 05-31-2019 at 07:57 AM.