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Dangle and cure

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Re: Dangle and cure


Post by Paul Arden » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 pm

It’s very difficult maybe impossible to remove completely. It is possible to aim below the horizontal with the 170 backcast. When dealing with a strong tailwind my first backcast is Belgian before switching to the vertical plane for the next two.

If you can’t throw a low backcast and you want a high forward for distance then it’s next to impossible to remove the dangle. One thing that you can try is drifting up with the rod butt before the beginning of the forward cast. It helps but still won’t completely remove it.

The next option of course is to use a shorter head.

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Re: Dangle and cure


Post by johnnybg » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:50 pm

Sorry guys and girls, the video quality is too poor to anything useful. It's getting a lot worse after posting it to youtube. Don't know what's happening and what encoding they apply :/

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Re: Dangle and cure


Post by clayed21085 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:52 pm

On my longer carries I notice a "ticking" of the fly on the surface and what has helped unless coincidentally, is as already mentioned, simultaneously lifting the hand while opening the wrist as paul teaches drift. Rotary drift has appeared to be more beneficial in my casting developments than simply translating the hand back ( continuation of the stroke) so currently my stroke is stop,open the wrist, and up not back.

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