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Truchasconseca
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Hello from Spain

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Post by Truchasconseca » Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:33 pm

Hi!
In a first time thanks to Paul (and everyone) to do and manteined this site.
My english is not a lot so excuse me my wrongs in attempts to explined me.
Basically I here interest for casting, I thing I have a medium/serious cast with a 8 feet rod for #4 line but actually mounting an #3 line. Normally (I think) I wach great casting videos but with 10 or 11 feet rods an #6 or #7 lines, so... Is normal my problem off medium/poor cast?.. 18 meters actually.
Thank you for you answers.

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:50 pm

Hello Truchasconseca, and welcome to the Board!! Rod length and line weight certainly make a difference. As does the profile of the line. 3WT in particular, especially if it’s a short head will have a different meaning for “distance” casting.

We have cast them in Sexyloops competition “shootouts” and depending on the rod/line I’ve certainly seen casts in the 90’ mark. But I also remember casting a fibreglass rod in Spain that no one could cast beyond 60’ :laugh:

Which part of Spain are you from?

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Re: Hello from Spain

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Post by Truchasconseca » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:15 am

G. Mornig now from here.
Now I'm live in Cáceres (Extremadura), the antipodes for fly fishing trout 😄 (but I found an small river that has them), is a "river with life" with others small fishes and you don't know you will catch when put the fly on the water.
About distance... we mannaged diferent system of measurement, feet vs meters haha so... I'll looking for an calculator to expline me.
I obtaine 59 feet with this old equipment, and I forgot comment, is #3 line D.T. and W.F. but I cut the line 2 or 3 times ha ha, so not W.F. and not D.T. , but it still fishing, ha ha.

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Post by Graeme H » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:37 am

Welcome to the board Truchasconseca.
FFi CCI

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:59 pm

Haha not a part of Spain I have visited. I did fish for very small trout near Valencia two decades ago. But the bass fishing was better :D

I suspect there might be a few more feet there. But it can also depend a lot on the rod. Some small stream rods are very soft and it’s difficult to make any sort of long distance casts. If you want to post a video of you casting (upload to YouTube of Vimeo and embed into the Board) then that would be great and I’m sure you’ll get some great advice.

What I like about light lines is that they don’t go very far without excellent technique!

Huge thunderstorm approaching. Back later :)

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Re: Hello from Spain

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Post by t.z. » Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:13 pm

Hola & welcome. I've been to Caceres few month ago. What a beautiful place. I hope to travel there again this fall.

Cheers, TZ

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Post by Truchasconseca » Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:49 am

Hello and sorry for my abandonment, is terrible hot here 40º celsius or 104 fahrenheit on this days.
If you search on YouTube (not on Google), my nick name -Truchasconseca- over there can watch some videos of my fishing journeys and my profile picture making cast with this old equipment, even so sure I can to improve my casting.
Good summer!!

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:39 am

Yep I’ve heard about the weather. Nuts. Here the wet/dry seasons are totally messed up this year.

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Post by Truchasconseca » Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:10 pm

Ok.
About the rods and their actions. What are their names in English? In Spanish they are fast, slow and parabolic.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:07 pm

Yep. We also have tip and butt. I’m not sure how much any of the terms mean. How progressive is the action and how fast the frequency would be more how I think anyway. There are several systems in place to measure these things. CCS, which is the most predominant, has uses for some people and limitations for others.
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