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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Went out today and had someone watch me and tweaked my form.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn125VP94Qk

Getting better. Starting to let the rod work and not my shoulders.
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I'd be interested in hearing what you learned after watching the video of yourself casting- That is something that really helped me. It also helped having my son watch me and giving me feedback. After he finished laughing. You look like your doing good.

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Well it taught me to go slower during the cast other then thimes I need to speed it up. Also not to muscle the rod, let the rod work for me. I also learned to the snap c cast. The one in the video was my 4-5 time ever doing it. The frist few casts with my hood on were frist thing and then without my hood was after the tweaks. I also found out that I was breaking my wrist at teh top of the back stroke or laying the rod back. By watching my rod I was feeling what should be done the right way. Still need some work but feeling better about it . Its always to have someone how can see what is happening during the stroke.
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I also found out that I was breaking my wrist at teh top of the back stroke or laying the rod back.
yeah, thats easy to do- especially trying to crank it out there- (me) and we all know how that works! good job on the snap C - keep it up - looking good.

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Cool!! Looks like your getting the hang of it and having fun too!!

Turning at the hips and using your big muscles to do the work can be a big help as well. For instance, if you use your hips (to rotate upstream) and your arms for the first part of the double spey cast, you may find it more efficient. You can place your anchor point in different areas as well.

Think of a quarter back that just uses his arms compared to one that uses his whole body to throw the ball.

Keep at it!! Your definitely on your way!!

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Well went out again todat to a river dock since the local river is mud and high. was double spey, c spey casting. with a 600 gr skagit. was getting it out there close to 75 ft. In the video I was using a 550 gr head. Today was a 600 gr full line. Don't know if I like it but the price was too good to pass up.
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Looks like things are coming along. One thing to work on is the use of your bottom hand. By pulling down harder on your bottom hand you will generate more power.
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terrible camera work lol

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It was taken with a hand held camera. pt and shoot type. Still good to see yourself cast.
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