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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ClaudeH View Post
Using mostly Airflo scandi compact 390gr 31'. The Beulah 6/7 44'. Has I have mentioned I mostly use the underhand casting stroke. Guess I need more practice with the Beulah and a modification in my casting stoke.
Coincidentally, I made a very similar progression where I initially struggled with the 6/7 Aerohead on a 12'6" wt where I'd previously been using the 390gr Scandi compact. At this point I don't recall the specific issues or fix but I do know

1. The stroke was much longer than the tight, in the box stroke I used on the Scandi.
2. Way less forgiving to anchors that weren't good or timing being slightly off
3. Being patient and waiting on the forward stroke is helpful

As others indicated, video would be useful, to diagnose specifics.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 05:45 PM
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Hello.. I can only speak from my own experience,. When I come from shorter heads to longer, the timing is off. Wait longer for the Dloop to develop. And, you said it yourself, cast the Dloop higher in the air will certainly help to acheive the correct anchor. This is of less concern when you cast shorter heads, they are a bit more aggressive. So if you do not have the correct anchor to start with, the poor ( too much ) anchoring will be emphasized by using a polyleader which has more stick. Using benders trick is most useful, start short and cast, when the line flies, extend by a few feet and repeat. You may also use "drifting", when you stop the rod behind you and the Dloop forms, you follow the line without power just to extend the travel for the rod in the delivery ( forward cast ). The longer travel will give you opportunity to accelerate the rod better, and this gives the line a higher speed and better power to pull away a less good anchor ( too much.. ) So, better timing, mono leader, air the loop, drift the rod. What could go wrong?? Yours borano20
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 06:47 PM
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"Wait longer for the D-loop to develop."

In my limited use of mid-belly lines (which I'm just getting into now, so take this with a grain of salt), this is what I found also. I equate longer bellied lines more like single hand casting in that you 1) have to have some room, and 2) you have to apply a little more energy in sending the line back into the D-loop before you bring it forward, and you can't pull the trigger too soon.

just my 2 worth
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