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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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testing out the new stick...

The setup is a G loomis 8/9 Greased liner with a Loop evotec LW 8twelve reel and an SA 650 skagit. I'm still getting used to the faster rod...i was using a dredger before...two very different rods by far. The greased liner is a cannon for sure and wish i got some of my good casts on camera...oh well. Be nice guys i haven't even been doing it a year yet so let me know what you think.

here's a few way better quality videos i took yesterday....

[video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18OtZS5Y9nA [/video]
[video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsUGIx6kOF4 [/video]

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Very nice casts, Thanks again for the dredger that thing is a rocket. I got to test it out last week it did it's job very well. Keep up the good work-matt-
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thanks man...i'm glad you like the dredger. i'll be posting a real video i took today with an HD camcorder once it's all uploaded.
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new videos posted...
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very cool to see someone casting with either hand up after only 10 months

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very cool to see someone casting with either hand up after only 10 months
i had no choice since my buddy Mike Barrand, Loop pro-staff, wouldn't let me cast kackhanded...i find it easier to fish all day when switching hands also
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Nice Job Craiger- what kind of tip and fly are you casting?

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thanks man...it was an 10ft 8wt type 3 Rio tip with 3 feet of mono lead and a ball of yarn just for practicing...no steelies this far up the grand...
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Nice casting

the first video is that caladonia ?
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nope they're both taken at the same spot in kitchener 5 min from my house...just a practice session...
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hi Craig nice videos, I'm by no means an expert or a good caster either but I've been at it for 5-6 years - are you looking for some comments on your casting and perhaps some tips to improve even more, I have two simple little additions to your double spey if you are interested?
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hi Craig nice videos, I'm by no means an expert or a good caster either but I've been at it for 5-6 years - are you looking for some comments on your casting and perhaps some tips to improve even more, I have two simple little additions to your double spey if you are interested?
By all means shoot me some tips. That's why I posted them cause I want some finer tips. I've noticed that I'm dipping the tip of my rod a bit while making the sweep around to form the "D"
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By all means shoot me some tips. That's why I posted them cause I want some finer tips. I've noticed that I'm dipping the tip of my rod a bit while making the sweep around to form the "D"
Hey Craig
I have just got into two handed casting. I did some work with Rick Whorwood, who is a two handed casting instructor in Southern Ontario. Man, did he make Spey Casting a lot easier to understand. In half a day, I understood lines, traditional, skandi, and skagit styles, and did some casting with a Roaring River 7/8 Switch Rod. Rick is a fantastic teacher and an incredibly knowledgeable guy regarding all things fly fishing...
Being that Rick is also on the G Loomis Pro Staff it might serve you to book a session with him to get the most out of that rod that you are trying to figure out. Might help accelerate the enjoyment factor.
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thanks for the tip man...i've got an awesome instructor already though...Mike Barrand who's a Loop Pro-staffer has been helping me out.
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