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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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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"?????????
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Overhead cast.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where did you get your answer from (Overhead)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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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.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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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.
Picking nits?????
 
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mr Shanks,
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"?
 
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 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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