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casting 7wt. for spey work MCI

Post Number:#131  Postby VGB » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Does my 40 quid mean that my casting instructor can teach me to throw at targets in competition? And what do I get for 60 quid?

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I don't think that the market for competition accuracy is going to keep all of our MCI's in mink coats :D

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Post Number:#132  Postby easterncaster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:42 pm

easterncaster wrote:...

Fishing accuracy as well Competition accuracy is not done down a straight line, One, Two, Three, from one's toes.
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Now that I have given my above statement a rethink:

There is one exception, ACA's accuracy game: "Wet Fly".
All five rings are in row, straight out front from the casting box.

But is not a game of hover, finding one's fly - it is a game of tracking and line management.
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Post Number:#133  Postby easterncaster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 pm

Paul Arden wrote:However... I don't want to piss too many people off.

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Post Number:#134  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:00 am

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Post Number:#135  Postby Bernd Ziesche » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:03 am

Paul Arden wrote:It's quite possible to pass all of these tests with a 5MED or RIO COMP Gold. I think I used a 5 for all of my exams apart from the STANIC where I used a 6WT (many years ago) and the EFFF where I also used a 6 (100ft distance cast which back then was inconsistent for me with a 5).


Hi Paul,
I am glad your history isn't too lazy to remember you once were struggeling on 100 ft. distance with a 5 wt. line. :p :D

It is even possible to pass the test with a 3wt. line, yes. But why would you recommend to make it harder to see the (thinner) line?

Using a thicker line brings in many advantages like for example making it easier to SEE/observe all casting.

I can't find any heroic in not making it as simple as possible to both the examiners and the candidate to pass whatever exam. In fact I think the smart candidate would choose exactly what makes it the easiest.
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Post Number:#136  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi Bernd,

I think that you should use what you teach with. If the test is a 7WT then sobeit. But I don't think 85' is a particularly long cast with a 7 line for a professional fly casting instructor, particularly a master level. Do you?

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Post Number:#137  Postby easterncaster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Hi Bernd,

I think that you should use what you teach with. If the test is a 7WT then sobeit. But I don't think 85' is a particularly long cast with a 7 line for a professional fly casting instructor, particularly a master level. Do you?

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My name is not Bernd :whistle: :

In relation to the rest of the exam it is THE distance cast. I see it as nice compromise - allows candidates of all sizes, strengths and age to handle the task. Also, the task has some tight requirements, especially if examiners stay true to what is written. I've seen a lot of technically crappy 85ft casts - for sure I've made a few :whistle: . 7 wgts. have the ability to make the required distance, enabling, sure, but a faulty distance is not the task. 85ft. is only one facet of the task.

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Post Number:#138  Postby easterncaster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Bernd Ziesche wrote:
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Using a thicker line brings in many advantages like for example making it easier to SEE/observe all casting.

I can't find any heroic in not making it as simple as possible to both the examiners and the candidate to pass whatever exam. In fact I think the smart candidate would choose exactly what makes it the easiest.
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Post Number:#139  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Then it should be into a target. A large one of course but a target nonetheless.
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