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|Originator: Mr.Shanks||Date: 1/18/2002 5:28 PM|
Major traherne made a cast July 26,1884 of 45 yards one inch. The rod used a spliced Farlw-made "Traherne" rod of 17 feet 4 inches, What cast did he make "Spey, Switch, or an Over head Cast"?????????
|Originator: HangDog||Date: 1/18/2002 6:14 PM|
|Originator: Mr.Shanks||Date: 1/21/2002 1:17 AM|
Where did you get your answer from (Overhead)
|Originator: HangDog||Date: 1/21/2002 6:15 PM|
Purely a guess. I assumed that the distance represented a long cast for the time. I thought that an overhead cast would produce the longest cast given rod weight and line weight and construction in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
|Originator: Keith||Date: 1/21/2002 9:22 PM|
Regarding the make of rod in a text I read it indicated that Farlows
took a copy of Trahern's rod to manufacture the "Trahern " model.
I'm not sure he used the Tahern model to set the record.
|Originator: Steven M||Date: 1/22/2002 1:36 PM|
What cast did he use? I understand that, in 1895, the overhead casting record - held by an American - was 54 yards. On the River Ness in that same year one of the competitors in a competition organised by Mr Corballis, a local magistrate, switch-cast 56 yards using a 21 foot rod. Alexander Grant also used a 21 foot rod and cast 65 yards.
British Spey cast record in 1936 - held by Capt.R.B.Sparrow - was 46 yards. Made using a 16' split cane rod. (Presume this remained unchanged at least until 1960 when the 'Angler's Cast' was published).
In 1956 the record British overhead cast was 65 yards 1 foot and 6 ins. Cast made L.T Sweet using a 16' split cane rod.
Any idea what sort of line Major Traherne used? Was it a so-called 'Torpedo Line"?
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 1/24/2002 12:23 AM|
Holy Cow! The '56 overhand record is just short of 200 feet. Think it wasn't a mater of a 'torpedo-line' as much as the line was connected to a fired cannon ball. fe
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