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speaking of castaholics anonymous, who here is an air caster? fess up!

when walking around at work, or especially at home, I sometimes knock out a quick air-cast just to feel the groove. Always a spey cast, never single handed.

The single spey and perry poke are my most common air-casts.

I've been working on my forward stop. It's quite good when air casting, feels good and clean.

freakin' consumed by this stuff :Eyecrazy:
 

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I must admit to it... :eek: my most common locale is in the car at a stop light. I have got some strange looks - but once a guy responded with an air doublespey of his own :hihi:
 

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it's called spey-chi

I do spirals and singles mostly

funny thing is i can actually feel the rod load and unload and i know if it would have been a good cast or not..
 

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tip, no fear, you can skagit-air-cast as much as you want without worrying about RSS - unless you strip in between casts
 

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Hmm...not sure about admitting to this, without people seeing me...but in the hallway, in the office, but usually not in the car...I not only spey cast, but shoot 3's (45%!), hit backhands, even bowl on occasion. But I don't worry about people seeing me, because, well, I just look so skilled doing any of them!:D
 

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Been doing it for 20 years - first as a single hander, now as a double hander - folks at the office just sort of ignore me now but I still get "Catch anything yet!!!"

When I used to teach casting classes I would recommend this to all my class - good casting has much to do with muscle memory and this really does help as long as the guys in white coats don't get you!
 

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Fess-up time

I've been a closet "air casters" for years now but feel some freedom to come out and fess-up to my addiction. I'm surprised I haven't been caught out in the open by now. Many times I catch myself doing a double or snap-T while standing in the checkout line. Even at a stop sign I'll catch myself air casting and shooting a perfect 145' single spey. I enjoy air-casting cuz every cast is perfect, each cast incites an big grub and it didn't cost an arm and a leg to get there. Air-Caster unite.
Klem,....................::::::::::::::::::::::::>
 

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guilty

I too am a closet air caster. I have caught myself even air fishing; mends and all.......really. I'm with Rob, I really can feel the load on the imaginary rod and even feel my fingers compensate for shooting line.

Sspey great topic!
 

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I pretty much stick exclusively to the forward stroke, whether single or double hand air casting. The hard part is avoiding the "white man's overbite" and head banging...
 

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I recently graduated from Air Casting to Walking Stick Casting

I keep one or two rods with the reel section and a connected reel with a line to practive the moves around the house.

Last summer while recovering from shoulder and bicep head injuries, my PT suggested that I practice these air casts without a rod butt section and the reel to keep from reinjuring myself. That started me on this trail.

Later he suggested that I use my Oregon walking/wading stick with a wrapped handle that resembles a 5' bottom section of a spey rod. I'm now addicted to taking the walking stick on my walks and practicing spey casts with it. I prefer the walking stick to just plain air.

With all the rain we have had this winter and spring, the stick/air casting is as close to casting on water as I could get.

Last but not least, the stick is great to keep away or whack dogs which are not on a lease when they try for a taste of Gramp's legs.:saevilw:
 

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spey cast dance

air casting is so JV.

one evening, at a gentleman's club, after a large amount of jack & cokes, a group of us couldn't resist movin' to the music so we decided to return the favor (if you know what I mean). the perry poke polka. although at times we decided to add an extra move (kind of a snap like move) which i like to call the wombat waltz.
 

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NrthFrk16 said:
air casting is so JV.

one evening, at a gentleman's club, after a large amount of jack & cokes, a group of us couldn't resist movin' to the music so we decided to return the favor (if you know what I mean). the perry poke polka. although at times we decided to add an extra move (kind of a snap like move) which i like to call the wombat waltz.
This is just plain wrong. Not just ruining good Jack with coke but the whole thing is wrong.

Sparky you need help.
 

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I see a lot of us are "coming out of the closet.":hihi: One of my 'faults' is forgetting to keep my elbows 'high' 2 handed casting as well as the proper forward snap/stop.

"Practicing" did get more than a few odd looks when I worked at the bank.
 

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The Secrets are Out!

I found this old gem searching for something or other, and couldn't resist bumping it back to the top.

I too air cast, and yes, they really do fly like no other:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:
 

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I thought I was the only one...............:hihi::hihi::hihi:
 
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