I, like you, am preparing for the THCI test. I tried to get ready for the Sandy Clave but didn't quite make it. I've only been at it for about a year so I think my goal was a bit premature. The outfit I'm practicing with is an Albright 14' 9/10 Wt. with a S. A. short belly (54 to 55' head). I added a 4' piece of 8 wt double taper as holding line. The line, as it stood, needed to have about 4 to 5 feet of overhang, just a bit to much to turn the line over properly. Remember, you qualify your casts at 80' from your toes to the fly. I've set my outfit by marking my fly line at 70' and 90'. My leader of choice is 14'. I'm practicing with about 3 to 4' extra as insurance. When I adjust and measure from toes to the fly at 80' the casts are easier. I know this system will work as my friend, Klem, took the test with my outfit and passed.
My plan is to take the test at the Conclave in August. I have the help of 2 THCI's so my journey may be a little easier.
Do you have someone to practice with? It should you help quite a bit.
Last edited by Speytarded; 05-28-2005 at 10:57 AM.