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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
Your are right, ‘slow’ is a relative term, relative to a speed that is faster.
I may assume that you will be talking about speed of casting stroke.
Whilst it is relatively easy to demonstrate a certain speed of cast, then slow it down to show that slowness, and the benefits of such a slower stroke.
To impart that slowness to a student’s casting stroke, you may need to consider trying this for single spey (SS) cast:
1. Ask student to cast.
2. If stroke is too fast, then ask student to build in some slowness by:
3. breaking the stroke at a particular point of the continuous motion, for example at touch down before the D loop formation, by either;
4. a count, or by turning the head to observe the D loop formation
5. then the forward casting stroke is made
An easier slowing manoeuvre for Skagit casting is to put in a Perry Poke, and this gives the student much more time to properly prepare for the short D loop stroke prior to the forward casting stroke.
Hope that helps.
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