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Postby eric » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:04 pm

im the first to admit i cant cast worth a dime, and most of the time i don't have to, but some days when fishing those dog,ray, huss venues on a balmy summers day distance comes into its own. at the moment im trying to perfect the pendulum. without the help of a video camera i understand it will be hard to help with my technique, il try and give you a brakedown of my usual stance. usualy my mags are on full and the end caps are a half a turn oppened. my arms are about 2 and a half foot apart and my feet are about 2 foot apart pointing at a right angle to the sea,with the reel set low, i try to keep my arms straight, and the lead drop is about 8ft. i keep the cast pretty slowish instead of hoofing it out and recking my thumb. i have know idea how far it goes most of the time as ive never been to a driving range , so i havent a good idea of how far 50 yards actually is :roll: sometimes i feel it goes pretty far and sometimes its disaterours :oops: please help.
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Postby Seancelt » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:35 pm

Eric,
Most camera phones have video capability, why not get a mate to shoot you casting and post that to the net. It would be easier than you trying to describe it and much more detailed.
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Postby eric » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:05 am

there is a video of me casting at night on you tube but my mate wrote obscenities on the name so i cant post it here, its badly made, and i cant make much out, type in eric the fisher man in you tube
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Postby Lee337 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:19 am

Hi Eric,

Your best option would be to get in touch with the guys at Sportscast Ireland via Paddyc on this site.

Posting videos etc of yourself casting can be a bit of a help but there is no substitute for having someone that truly knows what they are talking about keeping you right.

Perhaps not the response you were hoping for but I can honestly say that it is the best and fastest way to learn.

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Postby eric » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:21 am

Lee337 wrote:Hi Eric,

Your best option would be to get in touch with the guys at Sportscast Ireland via Paddyc on this site.

Posting videos etc of yourself casting can be a bit of a help but there is no substitute for having someone that truly knows what they are talking about keeping you right.

Perhaps not the response you were hoping for but I can honestly say that it is the best and fastest way to learn.

Lee


yep im desperate to get some tuition of sorts
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Postby Lee337 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:28 am

SCI are the closest club to you, I am not sure when their next meet is or when they are accepting new members/daycasters but hopefully Paddy or one of the other club members will point you in the right direction.

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Postby JOHN1 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:45 am

you could ask BOYCIE to give you some lessons. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

sorry about that it must be the drink talking :shock: :wink:
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Postby paul mason » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:50 am

You never asked me eric.
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Postby eric » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:59 pm

paul mason wrote:You never asked me eric.


you never offered, and considering your one of the greats i should have asked 8) , surely youve seen me cast during a comp i will ask next time.
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Postby Conor P » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:37 pm

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Postby eric » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:40 pm

you the man conor 8) the people that have seen me cast, paul mason, boycie, brock, mb.3,al john1,gd, surely you can shed some light on my wrongs and rights?
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Postby Conor P » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:52 pm

eric wrote: surely you can shed some light on my wrongs and rights?


Possibly not. When I did a pendulum cast it turns out it wasn't actually a pendulum cast at all! :lol:

But I can say a good idea would be to join a casting club.

I am an OTG caster when going fishing and I developed my own cast with it and this says:

When casting the best way of performing the cast is the one that suites you the most.

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Postby paddyc » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:24 pm

Hi eric,if you want to meet up i will give you a hand until the club starts back in the new year, your killiney way right? im greystones so only down the road.
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Postby eric » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:37 pm

that would be fantastic paddy :shock:
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Postby eric » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:30 pm

big thanks to paddy for showing me the ropes of the pendulum 8) never knew there where so many things to remember and coordinate its like learning drums again :oops:
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Postby Rockhopper » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:36 pm

eric wrote:big thanks to paddy for showing me the ropes of the pendulum 8) never knew there where so many things to remember and coordinate its like learning drums again :oops:


Paddy, what have you done....there is already a lead shortage :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby eric » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:40 pm

Rockhopper wrote:
eric wrote:big thanks to paddy for showing me the ropes of the pendulum 8) never knew there where so many things to remember and coordinate its like learning drums again :oops:


Paddy, what have you done....there is already a lead shortage :lol: :lol: :lol:

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the only lead i lost (it was an impact) was because it got snagged, tried a couple of zippys, where have they been all my life, i take all it back :oops:
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Postby MC » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:01 am

eric wrote: tried a couple of zippys, where have they been all my life, i take all it back :oops:




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Postby Conor P » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:01 pm

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Postby Jonny » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:57 pm

I'm not one to give advice on casting but one thing I would say Conor would be take care when trying something like this because if you get it wrong it can turn out very dangerous.

And thats from experience :oops:
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