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Carron jetstream... oooh....aaahhhhh.... Sorry I digress.

For extended belly lines, I think if you could capture the timing on extended belly line casting it would be a revelation to many e.g. starting before the anchor touches down.
 

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Hello Dana,

It would be cool to see the Underhand cast with a Loop 9132-4 Green or Blue and Loop Adapted Line.

The video of Henrik Mortensen was superb, but merely an 'hors d'oeuvre' to a potential main course!
 

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Dana, sounds great. I think the best learning tool would be to use one rod and show casting with heads, a short belly line, mid length lines and a long belly, just to show how the casting stroke and motions change. Just a thought, I think the video comparison would be a great help.
 

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A mend?

It would be educational to see mending running line and head, to visually show what has been the topic of much discussion.

Carl
 

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I think I'd like to see Pamela Anderson sans waders doing the Reverse Perry Poke with a Skagit Launcher and the CND Skagit Specialist...:hehe: :eyecrazy: :smokin:

... talk about educational.
 

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Ryan,

Is this the one?
 

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Kush not a pretty picture.

PA, I would prefer see perform a Snake roll for an hour or so! Isn't she from Comox?


Dana, would like to see two things irrespective of rod / line combos' Some manner of increasing the contrast between the rod and back ground. Focus on the hands and arms rather than watching the loop roll out. I've seen you and "tiny" cast and believe the line rolls out.

andre
 

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Dana,

Do your demo of how your casting has changed over the years like you did at the Kaufmann Spey Days. It was like watching somebody in a time machine. Too Kewl. I cant even remember how I cast last week, let alone, last year.

Matt
 

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I am going to second Andre and ask that you keep the camera on the caster rather than watching your cool little loop screaming over the water. I know it looks cool, but watching your rod stop, and line management would be a lot more helpful.

Kush, that was good!:hehe:
 

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It's ALL Fun!

Nice offer, Dana! I second Pamela sans Waders, but suggest she demonstrate with your Feather Boa instead!

I don't know what it would be rated, but I'm sure sales would more than cover the necessary Forum funding for the next couple years! :devil:

I also agree with the suggestion to keep the video on the caster's hands and arms. It's fun to watch the pretty loop, but more educational to see what the hands/body/arms are doing to support the cast.

Happy Holidays!

Brian
 

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re:vid requests

Dana,
A camera angle from above & behind the caster would show the rod motions better than from the side.
BTW, did you ever try dying a spey line hot orange so it shows better on film/tape?
 

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out tomorrow with the cam

so you'll shortly see if I got anything right!

Doc, I'm going to use a bunch of different rod and line combos to see what shows up best with the backgrounds I have--white lines (a Loop and a Wulff), yellow (GrandSpey), and orange (XLT)--but much of tomorrow's work will be close ups of what the hands/body do during the casts.

Juro, I have a really great clip from Nobuo's upcoming instructional DVD that shows me underhand casting long belly lines and you can clearly see the forward movement before the line touches down. Once I get a copy that I can slo-mo I'll put it up for you. Regarding the Jetstream, while it is one of my very favorite casting/fishing lines, it is light blue and almost invisible on tape.

Rick--not a bad idea on the gloves, but if my wife catches me with them on you know I'll be doing dishes...:hehe:

But I think if I wear a red fleece with a dark green vest over top you can probably see the arm movements a little better. I don't know, but I'll experiment with that stuff and put some of it up over the next week or two and you can tell me if it works or not.
 

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There's still time for "Pam Cam"

Kush,

I second your motion to feature Pamela Anderson in Dana's new video footage. Pam is, in fact, Goran Andersson's niece (she dropped the extra 's' and, yes, she is a natural Swedish blond), and is featured in the new Goran Andersson/Will Smith casting and rapping collaboration, " Gettin' Juggy With It."

Ms. Anderson's spey casting has come a long way since her "Baywatch" days. In fact, she was recently seen casting with Dr. Way Yin on the Nooksack in preparation for her entry in the Women's Division of the 2004 Musto International. Onlookers were unable to comment on whether she used a Loop Adapted Line or an XLT "because they weren't looking there."

If Dana decides to go with Pam, viewers should know that she has her own unique vocabulary with regards to Spey casting: for example, she calls her secret casting sessions with Dr. Yin on the Nooksack as "nookiesack" and prefers the term "D-Cup Loop" to the ubiquitous "belly" or "D-loop." We can learn a lot from her.
 

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Pam Cam :smokin: - it paints a picture I want to see :eyecrazy:
 
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