Lasse Karlsson wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Morsie wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:35 am
You are right Lasse, 65ft with a 21 footer is what was mentioned in the book, I thought I'd read that he'd beaten it some years later. Have you cast a 21 foot rod like these, I'm guessing they were greenheart.
Only have had the pleasure of throwing a 21 foot carbon copy thing made by Sage for a british gentleman at a AAPGAI meet some years ago. Have a 18 footer I try to learn to use, someday I hope.
And I believe they where greenhart rods.
Would mostly like to try a copy of Grants line, it must be possible to do something similar today
You might enjoy this thread
https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/i ... topic=37.0
That was dear Ron Holloway bless him.
I remember he had wrote an article about the modern day anglers fascination of using short heads and how he disliked them. He was working on the river tweed during the later stages of his life and he preferred to fish long lines.
We got to cast his prototype from sage at a meeting on the tweed and that day it was 18ft long.
The line that he had sadly was nothing like grants, it was akin to a grandspey head profile with running line as opposed to a continuous taper.
This is a picture of us using it from that day
It was Rons goal to have someone emulate this feat of the past and despite many discussions and research on this topic, no one can seem to agree or prove exactly what his record switch cast was.. anchored/ un anchored, angle change or not etc?
I’m sure if someone did get the line made, a 21ft rod would not be too hard to cob together and we could all have some fun with it.