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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2004, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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will a different line help

hello speyers.

i have recently gone over to 2 handers for saltwaterfly fishing. i am useing a guideline lpxe8/9 (lush!) with a guideline shooting head.(infinity when overhead casting) i have taken to them like a duck to water and have been foolish enough to think im a natural! and a bit cool . being very right handed i am looking a total idiot when spey casting left handed,

would a differnt style line help when learning to cast left handed or is the scandanavian shooting head as forgiving as anything else about.

if so my local casting instructor can rub his hands together
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 09:01 PM
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Hi Barramundi--welcome to the Speypages!

If the line is working for you right handed then it is safe to say that the left handed thing will only come with practice no matter which line system you choose. If you have access to a local instructor see if (s)he can take a look at your left handed technique and help you pin down a practice program to get your left handed casting in shape.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the welcome
i think ive come to that conclusion regarding lines so its time to pay my local aipgai man for more lessons,its amazing just how bad i am with the left hand and how reasonanble i am with the right.

as a new recruit i can not give enough praise to the Rio international speycasting video it has been a great investment
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 12:50 PM
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Barra ,
if around London maybe could help you with your problem and let you try some other lines .

Andy W >London UK
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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i live in cornwall between penzance and falmouth so thats Gary Champions patch.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 12:20 PM
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a number of us are very right-hand dominant and have learned or are learning to use the other hand. I think it is actually easier with two hands than with a single hand rod. Good luck.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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cheers for the advise.

one extra lesson with G Champion had me relatively sorted out , so must get out again before i loose the knack
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