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fixed spool set up ?

Postby roger de dodger » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:17 am

just set up a 14 foot fixed spool rod and reel both grauvell ,besides my telescopic this is a set up i havnt fished with for a long long time it felt ok and was hitting about 100 yard,s with little effort , if i tried to hit the cast hard at the end the result was less distance .i know i need to experiment a bit and a session when its lashing rain isnt the best ie wet fingers and line but is their any big difference in style ? or do i just need to get a feel for the rod and reel over a few more sessions ?(managed a codling to :D )
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Postby kstaff » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:37 am

Hi Roger, I'd say a slow smooth hit is the way to go, lenghten the drop on your lead, this should slow your swing down somewhat.

Are you overhead thumping it?
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Postby roger de dodger » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:04 pm

kinda use a half pendulum might try an off the ground probably need to leave the bait at home and experiment with a lead to see what suits me best my old fixed spool rods were 12 foot and quite stiff the grauvell seems to bend alot more during the cast i tried a 16 foot titanium and hated it too long for me ,this rod was ok to start with so i recon a bit of practice and try different leads(5 oz+ bait on sat ) i will slow things down too ,its another bit of kit for comps i,ll keep at it :oops:
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Postby dbrock » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:18 pm

as far as i know roger all the grauvell rods are designed for the over head thump cast
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Postby roger de dodger » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:25 pm

will try the overhead cast do i thump eric before or after :?:
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Postby fishface » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:14 pm

are you using a finger guard. it stops you getting your finger burnt . buy them in any chemist, they are not too expensive. after all you never know when you are going to need your finger in prime condition
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