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Post by crunch » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:55 pm

I have test many rods and my average distance has become better using #6 and #7 rods and my carry has also been longer. But using #10 there came few "lucky" casts. I have done tests when almost calm to have as equal conditions as possible. I think if I am able to test now when casting to constant but not very strong tail wind I would do best average using #10 and definitely do longest casts because I believe my haul comes more efficient when rod is stiffer and I think the role of haul has more effect when it is windy.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 pm

How did your test go, Vince?
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Post by guest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:18 pm

I went out with a #6 outfit today Paul, I didn’t take the #10.
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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm

It would be interesting to know. I find everything feels lighter. If you’re not getting enough feel, or if everything feels too fast, then try a stiffer rod - say a 12WT - and then switch back to the 10. I used to think that the timing of the 10 was miniscule. After casting a 12 for five minutes, and then moving back to the 10, I felt that I had all the time in the world.

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Post by guest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:33 pm

I’m switching from #3 cane and glass to the #5 method and #6 S1 Cross throughout the season and have had to abandon feel during the cast until I’ve keyed into the setup. Occasionally, I cast #9 and 10 for salt and pike. Today wouldn’t have been a good day to try the distance comparison, the wind was all over the place. I’ve also battered my wrist and forearm trying distance with a change of forearm plane between forward and back cast, so I can’t go flat out at the moment
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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:42 pm

I don’t think you can ever abandon feel! Just find the new one. Moving to something more extreme helps you move to something less so. It’s quite fascinating actually.

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Post by guest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 pm

You should really practice with cane rods :p
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Post by guest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:56 pm

crunch wrote: I think if I am able to test now when casting to constant but not very strong tail wind I would do best average using #10 and definitely do longest casts because I believe my haul comes more efficient when rod is stiffer and I think the role of haul has more effect when it is windy.

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It’s worth reading Ulriks paper about the haul timing difference they measured with rod stiffness.

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Post by John Waters » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:05 pm

I found it interesting casting in very strong winds with stiff rods in Cumbria. Changed my mind about full length stiff rods in the 3 light line events. Stiff butts yes, stiff tips no. Easy to say but the challenge is to get the blank that conforms.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:12 pm

I have an absolutely beautiful cane rod from Christian Strixner. I also have my great grandfather’s Salmon rod but I dare not cast that for fear of an explosion! I like cane and much prefer it over fibreglass. Christian’s rod reminds me very much of an XP. There is something quite special about this rod.

Many years ago when I had a brief involvement with acid, I thought it would be interesting to travel barefoot, wear feathers in my hair and fish with cane. A fly fishing version of Caine in Kung Fu. It’s still possible but the tweed underwear might prove itchy.

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