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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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starting to get this

Well my journey into the two handed world has been interesting, mostly standing in the local river flailing around my echo 5 wt switch, but last weekend I got a chance to go out and grab my self a skagit compact head. So today I took the gear out and decided to give it a try. Began rotating my hips, keeping my elbow in and driving that bottom hand and bam, first bit of noticeable progression, felt my rod tip loading and felt that line peeling through my hand instead of a short flutter out, I have yet to get to where I am getting it every time and am definitely not shooting a tone of line out but at least I now know what the beginning of a good cast feels like, what a feeling
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Pretty rewarding isn't it? Keep at it and if you can find a local instructor a quick lesson will DO WONDERS as the instructor will help you avoid mistakes you aren't aware of...which will help avoid establishing bad habits...which I have a ton of. Work through the frustrating times and allow the successes to keep you motivated. Congrats on your progress.

Also...videos are you friend. At least they were / are for me. Having the opportunity to see what I'm supposed to be doing is far more productive for ME than either reading or having someone talk me through it. Lots of great instructional videos out there and posted here in the forum. Also, make it a point to get to a local spey clave if you can. Lots of vendors and presenters. I sat for a day a month ago on the Clearwater watching the presenters (very accomplished casters) and was glad that I did as it gave me a better understanding of what it is I'm trying to accomplish and I spent the balance of my time that week trying to put in to practice several items I picked up.
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Pretty rewarding isn't it? Keep at it and if you can find a local instructor a quick lesson will DO WONDERS as the instructor will help you avoid mistakes you aren't aware of...which will help avoid establishing bad habits...which I have a ton of. Work through the frustrating times and allow the successes to keep you motivated. Congrats on your progress.
Thanks and finding an instructor in this little northern bc town will be tricky, I will have to travel at least 4 hours to smithers or terrace where the closest instructor would be. And I will definitely keep at it, got to keep at it and catch my first fish on it soon, tons of fun can't wait to hook into a steely on the local river
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And ya instructional videos have been my friend in figuring out what I am doing wrong, my biggest problem was letting my bottom hand do the work, I knew I was doing it wrong but kept catching my self haha
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