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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2016, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Nice to see even the best casters still get tangles in their' running line as well!

What impressed me was the accuracy in placing the line just alongside the white post which marks the required angle change, just inches from it so no wasted effort.

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Looks like he was using a 15 foot rod. 100 feet cast were no problem
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Looks like he was using a 15 foot rod. 100 feet cast were no problem
The longest cast was 54 meters, this is 177 feet, which is a long way with a 15 ft rod.

With a long rod you can lift 100 feet +, then shoot the rest once you get it right. I used to throw a Mk 1 Grand Spey line on my 16 footer, this was 100 ft head, once you add in the polytips, tippet, & rod length then it was 130 feet before shooting the running line on the cast (I only threw about another 15/16 feet). It was a full line, but if I'd cut it behind the head & looped it to nylon running running line then it would have been interesting to see how much further I could have shot it, but then you'd be back to the issues with tangles in the running line I suppose as fishing conditions in the real world are a bit more tricky than a casting pool.

Not sure my shoulders would stand up to it now, that's why I made the swap to Scandi heads & a 15 footer is a long as I go now & that only when necessary, usually a 14 footer is my default setting, less in low water or smaller rivers.

I still enjoy digging the big rods out now and again though, it reminds you that body rotation & weight transfer are vital to casting properly.

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Wow 177 feet is a long ways. Thanks for the info. Wow I got tired watch the guy cast. LOL
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