Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Also into martial arts although not as much as I used to... but power is only part of the equation. Half the power with twice the efficiency is better than the inverse, perhaps more so in Spey casting than martial arts. Great Spey casts can be made with very
The result of a blunt yet powerful impact with low efficiency during a fight might achieve the end goal, stopping an intruder for instance.
But the result of a 'blunt' yet powerful Spey cast... won't do squat no matter how powerful the caster might be.
If you are looking for an instructor to show you how to channel power into your cast, then any instructor worth his salt will insist that you must have a very clean cast going - good mechanics such that extreme power does not exaggerate small faults into large ones.
When the mechanics are efficient and correct one sure way to increase power is to lengthen the casting stroke while increasing the total rate of acceleration achieved before the stop and watch that line fly.
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