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Whats my distance??

Postby Kraken » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:44 pm

Went up to the coaldocks in Youghal to do a bit of short distance practice casting (dont know about ye but I have trouble casting short :D )

After a while I got bored and decided to start hitting it a bit.

I was using my primo synchro, an abu sports mag , 15Lb suffix tritanium, 5oz lead and mags set to zero.

This is what I started with (apologies for pic quality - mobile is crap)




and this is what I ended up with :shock:




Now I know the reel wasnt full to the top or near it but it was fairly close
- anyone care to take a stab at what kinda distance it was?? I would seriously love to have it measured.
I'm even thinking of taking all the line off the reel just to measure it :roll:

Anyway... I'm well pleased with it and have repeated it a number of times since so I know it wasnt a fluke :D

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Postby davybrown99 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:18 am

63 an 1/2 yards :wink:
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Postby JOHN1 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:36 am

go to your nearest playing fields and walk it off should give you a very good idea :wink:
and just to be on the safe side reduce it by about 10% just for line stretch :shock: :lol:
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Postby keitzer30 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:01 am

yeah hit it on a grass playing field and step it out
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Postby kstaff » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:33 am

Yip just pace it out John, lay the lead on the beach and walk backwards until the reel is empty, you'll get a fairly good idea. Looks good anyway.
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Postby MAC » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:11 pm

Is that a 5500 sports Mag. Hard to tell from the pictures.

If it's a 5500 with 0.35 line, I'd be guessing about 150 - 170 yards. If it is a 6500.... 170 - 190. Like the lads mentioned, pace it out in the field and you'll get a decent idea.

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Postby Kraken » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:06 pm

Cheers Lads,

Mac - its a 6500 sports mag

gonna head to the Friary College (for those of ye who know it) and measure it out -- I have to know :roll:

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Postby kstaff » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:25 pm

How about a fiver a man to the nearest pace?
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Postby dbrock » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:43 am

any results yet ?
looked like a decent cast either way
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Postby Kraken » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:11 pm

Just back in from the college

Paced it out and its a healthy.......



195 yards!!!!!!!

Well pleased with it - only 5 yards off my target :evil:

time to put more line on the reel and start all over again

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Postby kstaff » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:37 pm

Good stuff John, that's a mighty chuck! That 200 is gonna be yours soon!
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Postby Kraken » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:25 pm

Cheers Keith.

Dunno bout the 200 -

-was givin it pretty much everything I had to hit that - will keep trying though - extra line and plenty of practice :D :D

Long drop-slow swing - looking up - listening to that sweet sound of the reel screaming at me - not havin a clue where the lead landed :shock:

love it........

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Postby MAC » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:10 am

I was close..... :D
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Postby kstaff » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:42 am

Sounds good John,
are you coming up to the Fishing Expo this weekend? The casting lads will sort that 200 for ya, If ur driving up throw in the rod!
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Postby Kraken » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:58 pm

Wont be able to make the expo again this year :evil:

work is spoiling my fun once again

oh for early retirement..... :wink:


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Postby paddyc » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:38 pm

195 is as good as a 200 in my book, well done :wink:
it may just have been the conditions on the day holing you back, the same cast on another day might yeld you sucess, practice makes perfect and believe me the more you practice the better you will get. Lidel or Aldi sometimes do some line counters that can be attached to the rod and once you have cast run the line around the wheel and reel in as you do so the wheel registers the distance, they are fairly accurate too within a metre or so.
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Postby Conor P » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:20 pm

How much?
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Postby eric » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:11 pm

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