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by bartdezwaan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 32
Views: 1266

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

I think I am already doing something like this when I have a lot of tail wind. There is no time to let the line fully stretch and take it easy, because it will blow back into me. Here is a video of my winning (43m+) cast in a dutch competition. http://www.hudl.com/technique/video/view/nmBvle6y?e=182...
by bartdezwaan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 32
Views: 1266

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

I think we can slide and drag at the same time.
Will have a look if I can shoot something. It will be important to get the line on the video so you can see the difference.

Cheers, Bart
by bartdezwaan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 32
Views: 1266

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

That’s the thing Paul.
Normally I use slide. Today I experienced with drag and the line stayed at least one meter higher from the ground.

Cheers, Bart
by bartdezwaan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 32
Views: 1266

Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

I am not sure in which category to put this question, so it goes here :D Today I was practicing my distance casting in, what seemed to me, very difficult conditions. Nobody was achieving very good distances. The grass we were casting on was a bit high. I was ticking a lot and that ruined every cast....
by bartdezwaan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Slow down on the backcast

As promised hereby the update about how things went today. Prepared with all the suggestions mentioned here, I tried to fix this guy his casting error. I decided to first go with something simple and one I have not done before. The "squeeze stop" Boom, instant success! Thanks all for the tips. I wil...
by bartdezwaan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Thanks for all the excellent advice guys.
Sunday I will have another shot at it. Will let you know what worked.

Cheers, Bart
by bartdezwaan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Thanks for the tips. I am going for the electric collar :) @John - It is a standard Overhead cast and the length is 40ft (12.2m). He is training for the FFI CI certificate - There are some power ripples, but mostly the bottom of the loop is kicking downwards and is very wide - He is not hauling Chee...
by bartdezwaan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Slow down on the backcast

Yesterday I had a student who was throwing nice front loops but overpowered the backcast. I tried several things: - start slower - relax the hand more and try to feel the tension - I grabbed the blank and tried him to feel the slow start of the accelaration None worked. What would you try to get a s...
by bartdezwaan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Thoughts on the Hardy HBX, good rod!
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Thoughts on the Hardy HBX, good rod!

BTW Thanks for the review Nick and welcome to the board. Maybe I should put my question in it’s own thread.

I have also cast the HBX #6. It is a nice rod.

Cheers, Bart
by bartdezwaan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Thoughts on the Hardy HBX, good rod!
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Thoughts on the Hardy HBX, good rod!

I find this pulling/pushing a bit strange.
A short while ago someone told me I am not pulling.
I believe it’s all in the head. In my head I am mostly thinking about pulling the line with the rod tip.
How do you see if someone is pulling or pushing?

Cheers, Bart

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