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Old 05-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonJones View Post
Gentleman... lol
Nothing wrong with maners Would you rather I call you heathen?
The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming, Thus it is with time.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Flygirl View Post
Nothing wrong with maners Would you rather I call you heathen?
Woke up when I heard heathen. It was good to see flygirl teaching the rollcast last Sat. When my casting fades a little it is back to basics. Beginning with a stiff wrist and a high delivery. When I feel the rod is loading well good things happen. With a roll cast the feel for the rod loading is challenging for me. At times I may imagine punching into an afternoon breeze to have that sharp stop feeling. Maybe joining flygirl on Sat is best.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:54 PM
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Without seeing you cast it's hard to offer any advice other than the rod handle needs to travel a straight line toward the target and come to and abrupt stop after the power snap in the wrist. Hard to explain. If you have Joan Wulff's casting video (best on the planet) you'll know what I mean.

If your forward stroke is rounded or an arc, you will have a pile-up as the leader comes falling down on itself. An arc just will not generate the necessary line speed to roll the entire line and leader out. Pretend your hand is attrached to a rail that is pointed directly at the target and it cannot leave that rail as it travels toward the target. When your thumbnail (as a rifle sight) reaches the target, power snap (snap the wrist forward) and come to an abrupt stop AT THE TARGET. The line and leader should roll out like a charm.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:20 PM
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I was told that it is more difficult to roll cast with a weight forward line. .... a double tapper is better. Is there any truth to that....... I'm not offering any casting advice....I'm the worst caster on the planet!!
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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it depends on how far.

If it's a 30 foot roll cast and you have a 37 foot head on your WF line then no

The running line on a WF line won't roll cast very well, but the head will.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:39 AM
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I have to agree with Dub. Fished 7x with 22's on monster Pseudoclon hatches last month up in CO 5-6 ft of 7x is 3 or4 feet too much. In addition a fly larger than an 18 will cause the dreaded twister.
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