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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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More power, Linespeed, and efficiency

My two cents and it may sound crazy, but it just might work!
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... the pseudo-science of running-lines and matching heads has now devolved into such a miasma of obfuscation that it is a wonder that people are even not more confused....Erik Helm

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Great post, thank you. I also agree, much of that covered here may be overlooked by new casters, especially those more interested in instant gratification/result and a shorten learning curve using shorter rods/head outfits and snap/circle/poke... whatever style cast rather than single spey with longer line.

Another aspect that may be overlooked by new casters is the use of the core muscle group when initiating the cast with a 'tummy crunch'. Sometimes I will start the new caster in the 'key position and have them tighten their stomach mussels, driving the rod down vertically with minimal rotation (rod tip doesn't move very far). What they usually discover through feel is how much bend they can create in the lower rod sections. Follow this by adding bottom hand back into the sequence.

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Great post, thank you. I also agree, much of that covered here may be overlooked by new casters, especially those more interested in instant gratification/result and a shorten learning curve using shorter rods/head outfits and snap/circle/poke... whatever style cast rather than single spey with longer line.

Another aspect that may be overlooked by new casters is the use of the core muscle group when initiating the cast with a 'tummy crunch'. Sometimes I will start the new caster in the 'key position and have them tighten their stomach mussels, driving the rod down vertically with minimal rotation (rod tip doesn't move very far). What they usually discover through feel is how much bend they can create in the lower rod sections. Follow this by adding bottom hand back into the sequence.

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Good point, Beatsmespey, glad you brought it up, I will have to play with that. I'm also experimenting with keeping my core tight through the sweep as I concentrate on up, up, up with the rod tip throughout the sweep and circle up too.

I'm experimenting with lots of stuff, I may even try a hearty HIYAA! Karate style if I get desperate enough for distance Sure is a grind breaking through plateaus but I have been making progress...Finally!
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I'm experimenting with lots of stuff, I may even try a hearty HIYAA! Karate style if I get desperate enough for distance Sure is a grind breaking through plateaus but I have been making progress...Finally!
Bruce Lee's book, the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, has some cool information on generating speed and power from within, you might find it relevant and interesting to your casting Tim.
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Bruce Lee's book, the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, has some cool information on generating speed and power from within, you might find it relevant and interesting to your casting Tim.
Thank you Zack. I find that very interesting and will definitely look into it!

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Right at 6:40 in your vid about correct anchor placement, you mention that with longer lines to place the anchor between you and the target. Doesn't this to take from the size , depth of the d loop? You briefly mentioned loops that are too big.

Maybe there are obstructions in this particular spot that don't show in the frame?

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