PLEASE NOTE: In order to post on the Board you need to have registered. To register please email paul@sexyloops.com including your real name and username. Registration takes less than 24hrs, unless Paul is fishing deep in the jungle!

New to the Board?

If you are new to the board please tell us about yourself...
User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 16151
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Answers: 1
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Re: New to the Board?

#81

Post by Paul Arden » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:02 am

Hi Reinhard,

Welcome to the Board :) :) :cool:

Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

Dangermouse
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 02, 2022 2:24 pm

Re: New to the Board?

#82

Post by Dangermouse » Tue May 03, 2022 11:51 am

Hi everyone
I cut my fly fishing teeth on the Stillwaters of Lancashire Uk
Then in 2001 I moved to the USA
Unfortunately fishing took a back seat with getting settled, new family etc
Then the lockdowns started, perfect time to get away from everyone and go fishing.
I've been fishing with bait and spinning gear for the last couple is seasons, but it's not really my thing ( can't sit still long enough lol )
So I got my sister back in the UK to ship my old custom made fly fishing rod to me ( can't believe it was still there )
I've been working on getting my casting going again over the winter but I seem to have developed a fault. Almost every cast lands with the last 6 feet or so bent at a 90° angle to the left. Any suggestions would be appreciated

George C
Posts: 177
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:30 am

Re: New to the Board?

#83

Post by George C » Wed May 04, 2022 8:25 am

Welcome Dangermouse.
Plenty of guys here who will help you.
I’m the least qualified to do so.
You may do better to ask your question on the beginners or flycasting forum, however.
In the mean time reviewing some of the threads on tracking should help.
Finishing with your arm across your body could cause what you describe.

George

User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 16151
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Answers: 1
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Re: New to the Board?

#84

Post by Paul Arden » Fri May 06, 2022 5:44 am

Hi Dangermouse! Every episode finished with a bomb!! So do most SL videos :cool:

Tracking (with targets) is your most likely cause although it could be as George suggests (tip path, also tracking). I’ll draw some art…
8E7F02FC-5D90-4388-9D8C-921B924A57C1.jpeg
8E7F02FC-5D90-4388-9D8C-921B924A57C1.jpeg (70.62 KiB) Viewed 83 times
Welcome to the Board!

Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

Dangermouse
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 02, 2022 2:24 pm

Re: New to the Board?

#85

Post by Dangermouse » Fri May 06, 2022 11:44 am

I think your right Paul
When I try casting with the tip path directly over head rod hand hitting the shoulder the bend doesn't happen as much. But when I lean the rod out to the side a little ( my comfortable position) it is back

User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 16151
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Answers: 1
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Re: New to the Board?

#86

Post by Paul Arden » Fri May 06, 2022 12:28 pm

It’s still possible to track straight off a tilted casting plane, DM. A good exercise is to false cast staring at the vertical and then tilting by 30 degrees, 60 and 90. And then repeating cross-shoulder.

But anyway it’s targets (back/front alignment). It’s very common indeed! You can also do this:
289B761D-9DAF-40E5-9604-7DDD0FD6B466.jpeg
Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

Post Reply

Return to “New to the Board, Introductions”