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First measured cast with my new HT Comp 5 (v2)

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First measured cast with my new HT Comp 5 (v2)

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:27 pm

Hi all,

I took the HT out for a quick cast today, with the Ballistic Pro Performance #5. The conditions were pretty still (and cold!). I still need a lot of practice to really dial in and fine tune the rod, but it was very enjoyable to cast. Tight chisel shaped loops with a noticeable increase in line speed. :cool:

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Post by Stefano De Martini » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:05 pm

Hi Nicholas which is the profile of that line? Do you have specs?

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:19 pm

Hi Stefano,

It's a nice line, it's bang on a #5 with a 58' head :cool: Yes, it's on the website :)

https://ballisticflylines.com/product/b ... esh-water/

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Post by Stefano De Martini » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm

:laugh: Thanks for info.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:16 am

Great cast mate. Seems I was wrong when I thought you would go backwards before you went forwards! That’s very impressive!

Have you increased your carry?

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:22 pm

Hi Paul,

Thank you! Carry is still in the same place as before, but it feels easier. My leader was actually 8' 6" and not the maximum 11' 10" (BFCC), so i'm sure with the right leader length (and tons of practice with this new rod) i'll hopefully be hitting 120' in still conditions more often than not.

What would you say is the maximum distance possible with this rod? :)

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Post by John Waters » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:42 am

Well done Nick, good cast.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:44 am

I don’t think the rod has a maximum distance. I do think that the line has a maximum distance. But people (myself included) have cast further than what I think it is. I actually have no idea what the maximum “assisted” distance is. That would depend on wind, altitude and height above ground. Unassisted I would say no more than 135’ and even that would be quite extraordinary.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 pm

I think there's been cast further than 135 feet with a 5 weight line indoors, would that count as unassisted, or do drafts and aircondition count as assisting 🤪

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:11 am

Well that’s more than extraordinary then :) What is the longest indoor MED5 cast?
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