sean said:I did notice one think that Henrich did quite often. On his forward cast he would pull the handle down and across his body. So if he was casting right hand up his bottom hand would end up down on his left hip. Is this a typical thing for scando casters?
I'm not an expert caster, but I have noticed, that if I do a long underhand cast and use really hard bottom hand stroke, it bends the rod so much it will end up to a tailing loop. This can be avoided if you pull down your rod.sean said:I did notice one thing that Henrich did quite often. On his forward cast he would pull the handle down and across his body. So if he was casting right hand up his bottom hand would end up down on his left hip. Is this a typical thing for scando casters?
Hi Dana, I looked at your videos and didn't find anything unfamiliar there. However, I re-visited the Mortensen DVD today and can't understand why the left hand comes down way to the left as it then causes the upper hand to track inwards (and correspondingly on the other side). He doesn't do this with the single-handed rod or with the overhead casts. I hate to think what would happen if someone did this whilst performing a Snake Roll. Are there any benefits in this "hooking" movement?Dana said:Henrik has a unique interpretation of the Underhand Cast, a style all his own. I've been told that some casting instructors stress that there is no body movement in the Underhand Cast, but I think that the Underhand style is evolving just as Spey casting has evolved (and the development of the Underhand Cast is part of that evolution).
My approach is a combination of everything I've learned about the Underhand style. There's a little of Goran, of Henrik, of the Syrstad brothers, and Per Stadigh in there. When I cast long belly my approach is more like the Syrstads'; when I cast shooting heads it is a cross between Henrik and Goran. With shooting heads I tend to use a lot of body English just as Henrik does--I just seem to cast better that way. You can see it here:
and here's the longer belly version retaining the body movements: