fishinwrench Posted December 14, 2022 Author Share Posted December 14, 2022 6 hours ago, tjm said: I'd sure like to watch you two casting in a contest; bet I'd pick up a pointer or two. There are plenty of fine casting demonstrations on YouTube. Distance is merely a factor of how much line you can shoot once the head is outside the tip. If THAT is what interests you then get yourself a RIO Outbound Short in the proper line weight, or similar shooting head, and practice your double-haul. Accuracy is Thumb-to-Eye coordination. Hang a 1/2" washer from the ceiling with 4# mono and practice playing "tetherball" with your thumb. Badminton/Tennis/Ping-pong is a really good casting-accuracy exercise too. When fishing and casting, always have a target. A leaf, a bubble, a current seam, or a specific spot on the far bank. A few years of doing that (and fishing fairly often) will have you perfectly able to shoot a loop through a hula hoop. None of the above matters though if your rod/reel/line combination doesn't fit (and compliment) your natural style. Certainly a truly good fly-caster can adjust to ANYTHING.....But things go way faster, and way more dependable, when no adjustments are required. Gavin claiming that he can outcast me with MY rod, without a few hours of practice, is just him being confident and cocky..... He's probably full of $#!t, but it would be worth a bottle of hooch to see him do it. 😁 The real world measure of a decent caster is his/her ability to hit their mark while laying line on the water in such a way that no series of "mends" are instantly needed. Watching someone do that is everything BUT elegant. Looks nothing like Brad Pitt/Jason Borger. More like a retarded cheerleader playing with a bent baton. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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