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Eye line and tracking

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George C
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Re: Eye line and tracking


Post by George C » Sat May 07, 2022 2:14 pm

Phil Blackmar wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Back to the eye line topic. Your eyes are not on the line of the cast, instead, they are to the side. eye line off set.png
Hi Phil
Perhaps you have some experience with this.
When trying to learn to play golf many decades ago I depended on a book by Bob Toski and Jim Flick.
In it they discuss an optical illusion that occurs when aiming at a distant point from a position several feet to one side of the ball (or rod tip as it passes our shoulder).
If you are 2 ft to the L side and visually aim at a distant point 2 ft to the same side of the actual target you end up aligned well right of the target.
Instead they advocate visually aiming well to the left which results in a truer alignment to the actual target.
They claim about 8yds left for a 100yd shot, 12yds for a 170yd shot. Obviously flycasting distances are a third of this but it still suggests that to align forces to a target 100' away you should feel like you are moving your body towards a spot @8ft to the left (for a R hand caster).

I've played with this while casting from an open stance and think it is actually pertinent to improving tracking and accuracy at distance.
Does any of this fit with your experience?

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Re: Eye line and tracking


Post by George C » Sat May 07, 2022 2:35 pm

Probably this is frowned upon,but here is the passage I’m referring to:

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Re: Eye line and tracking


Post by Bianchetti Ivan » Sat May 07, 2022 5:43 pm

I would propose not to abandon the loop to itself, if you do this you lose control, the tip of the rod must keep the line above itself, to ensure that the fly remains in front of the line during the forward cast there must not be a click but a continuous dragging in acceleration to the end of the race.
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Re: Eye line and tracking


Post by Paul Arden » Sat May 07, 2022 6:16 pm

Interesting. I like that George. Thank you.

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