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|Originator: Smithers||Date: 1/14/2002 4:52 PM|
This is my first post to this board, but I've been following your discussions for quite awhile and have found them helpful. I have been learning about different spey casts for the last couple of summers and I just recently got a rod to use. I have been trying to learn to cast and fish at the same time and I'm wondering if this is causing me some problems. I'm using a Windcutter line with the heavy tip on as local rivers here in the Portland area are filled with winter steelhead right now. Some of my casts work great, but I'm not very consistent. I'm wondering if I would have a lot easier time learning to cast consistently with the floating tip and then switching to a sink tip once I've established some better skills. Is it harder to learn with a sink tip? Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
|Originator: bill||Date: 1/14/2002 6:17 PM|
Definitely more difficult to learn with sink tips. One suggestion would be to change to the floater and use the loop or airflow sinking leaders.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 1/19/2002 5:42 AM|
I would agree with Bill--best to learn with the floater. The polyleaders cast nicely off the end of a full floater give you good depth in most situations without having to fight a traditional sink tip. Also trying to learn to cast while fishing presents its own unique set of problems, though sometimes I've had my best days with this approach!
|Originator: Hans||Date: 1/20/2002 4:19 PM|
I can only agree with the posted above: try to learn the trick in the best circumstances, so with a floating line; just keep practicing until you have the feeling that you're able to cast the line to whatever spot you want, and manage to get a reasonable distance without tangling up every few casts.
Once the trick is yours, you can add a sinking tip to your line, and then you will see that it will work fine.
Trying to learn Speycasting with a sinking line or tippet is like learning to drive in a Ferrari....
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