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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Does he use upper hand for casting?

Check out this video. It seems to be that he is using uper hand for casting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivgj1...eature=related

Am I wrong?
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You are correct. He is using his upper hand while casting. He is also using his lower hand.

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A very short handle on that rod - the rear handle is so short it's like an extension handle on a long single hander [or switch rod to use the new term]. I suppose it is suited to short rods up to say 13 ft 6 ins or so but it wouldn't work on mid-length or long rods. One problem would be a tip heavy feel by having the balance point so far back towards the butt, the other is a lack of leverage to lift a long heavy [especially sunk] line or to play a big fish in heavy water. I'm probably old fashioned but I prefer a double handed rod to have a double handed grip not a 'hand & a half' version.
After all if a handle is longer than you need - well you can adjust by holding it further down the grip, but if it's too short you can't really cast or fish properly by holding the blank in front of the [over-short] cork.

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Looks good but I can not hear any talk. Bottom hand is more like a pivot point. Teghnigue is closer to SH casting but top hand wrist does not feel the strain. Haul is not possible though.

Rod tip travels longer than it would with pure underhand teghnicue so it makes possible to use line which has longer head.
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Tyke,
Agree that the lower handle is a bit small. A T&T 1206 has the same lower handle as a T&T 15 or 16 footer, which for me is good.

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Thank you guys

Thank you for your input.

I still having issues with my bottom hand and continue to find excuses not to use it
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I really think he is using his bottom hand much more than what it might appear. He is definitely pulling with the bottom hand. If you watch Ed Ward on his video, he has a pretty long forward stroke and uses his top hand to guide but is really pulling with his bottom hand around a pivot so at the end of his stroke his rod is not up in a "normal" high position but closer to parallel with the water - I think this guys is doing something similar
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