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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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New user, probably old question

Hello Everybody!!

I'm very new to this forum and looking forward interchanging ideas and experience regarding twohanded flyfishing.
I come from Berlin, Germany. I do not fish with twohanded rods actually but I keep exercinsing more frequently to be prepared.

I have one, a Winston boron IIx. My newest purchase is a "zpey" rod which is a onehanded #4 9' rod with the zpey-extension so it could be casted really doublehanded (and onehanded too of course).

My tiny little problem is that I lack the last bit of energy during the forward part of my underhand.

Singlehanded casting it is not a problem for me loading the rod efficiently for a good and far delivery.
Simply pulling with the lower hand during the underhandcasting stroke doesn't load the road sufficient so thant my forward cast usually collapses or is really out of control if I pull very strongly.

Does anybody have some hints or tipps for me?

Thanks in advance and TL
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 04:29 PM
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Yes Ralph!

Go to a teacher with a good reputation. He will help you more than 200 replies on even this web board.

The ONLY other advice I would give is to start with a much longer REAL spey rod. THe teacher you choose will have many and will help you to choose a sensible rod for YOU!

Good Luck

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Brian!!

Many, many thanks for your advice.
2 years ago I have had 2 Day with an internationally known Underhandcasting authority. This has brought me to whrere I am now.
Besides, the mentioned Winston BIIx is a 13'3" rod which loads quite well but has very much more potential as Andre Scholz showed me those days.
With the 9' Rod the lack of power and control in my forward stroke is just much more evident.

OK, I'll try to get another 2 days this year's fall when Mr. Scholz will usually visit Berlin.

Thank you again.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 01:55 AM
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Ralph - sorry for the late reply but I have just seen your posting.
If you are in or near Berlin or even N.Germany then I suggest that you contact either Nico Hesselman - he is an FFF certified casting instructor and also a VERY good u-hand caster or if you want one of the very best casting instructors in Europe you could try getting some lessons with ....
.... Lasse Karlsson - FFF-MC, AAPGAI-Master and FFF casting board of governours.

If you need their details drop me a mail or PM and I will help you out.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 02:47 PM
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another German! I'll stick to english anyway. One nice possibility to learn speycasting is: Make a little trip to ireland, check in at the blackwater lodge and get a lesson from Glenda teacher you can get! Besides this you can fish the blackwater river. It's worth it!
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