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Distance cast with line weight

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Distance cast with line weight

#11

Post by James9118 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:10 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Ok, I'm game, got something way above that I'll throw then :666: what's the bet :p

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I should have said, out of #5, #7 and #12 with a 30ft head I'd bet on the #12 :p With a full line I'd go #7.

But I'll bet fish and chips and a few pints at Millom - I know I'll lose but you need fattening up a bit :D

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 pm

I'm game :D

Also with the full line, you get a #7 outbound and I take the #12 :p

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Post by James9118 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:I'm game :D

Also with the full line, you get a #7 outbound and I take the #12 :p

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Nah - I'll take the #7 MED.

I'll still buy you a few pints though :pirate:

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#14

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 pm

It would be an interesting challenge to have a MED in any line weight.
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#15

Post by Boisker » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:22 pm

Well... that confirmed it I ain’t ever going to be casting serious distances...
I have usually fished a 9’4’, probably 80% of my time on SW rivers, but a slightly shorter rod would some times be better.
About 2 months ago I bought a new GS 8’4” 4w and i’ve been practicing loads with that... my usual fishing distances 15-45’....
today after work the sun was out so thought i’d practice with my 6w for a change, not proper ‘sexyloops distance’ but longer than my fishing distance... 70-90’.... or full flyline plus leader... 10 mins in my upper arm and shoulder were aching and my fingers slightly tingly... i guess work related hand arm vibration means I ain’t ever gonna be able to practice enough to hit a ‘proper distance’

On the plus side lovin the 8’4” GS it’s ideal for my local rivers... i’m Tempted to say it’s “ really accurate” :D but know better than that on the SL forum :D :D :D

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Post by guest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:08 pm

Matt, with my gammy shoulder and your dodgy hand, we could have a broken down old derelicts shootout. I’m pretty sure Mark S will be up for it, he’s falling apart at the seams as well. It will have to take place close to the pub because after 5 minutes, we’ll have to take some brufen and give up casting for a week.
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Post by OLDGOLD » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Now that sounds like my sort of event VGB.....

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Post by Boisker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:11 am

It could prove very popular :D
It’s only really with the 6w that it starts to kick in, 4w’s don’t seem to effect it at all.... which luckily is the max I need to use on U.K. rivers :D

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Post by guest » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:30 am

Unfortunately, I can’t make Cullompton but it’s close to a quorum. Best book St Johns for the event.
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Re: Distance cast with line weight

#20

Post by Boisker » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 pm

It’s fishing season so I only really fish and practice with rods I routinely fish... 4’s or less.... for a change I went out casting with a 6w tonight, made a nice change.
I must have been in a relaxed mood as I generally had a nice easy tempo and was comfortable casting 10’ into the backing.... on a 90’ line I hasten to add... not far I realise, but something I need to get stick in my dopey head :whistle:
Apart from the usual suspect of tracking my usual biggest issue is rushing and over-powering the stroke, however much I realise a smooth steady stroke is the answer I still too often find myself rushing it... perhaps I should go back to my youth and take up the herb again... chilled out casting definitely is a big step forward for me :D

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