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Postby thelegend » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:51 pm

hi to all ,need some help, i use a penn surfmaster850 and a 13 ft daiwa sandstorm, reel loaded with 15lb sufix cynergy, and a tapered shockleader, best cast is 130 yards, wondering if their was any videos on casting with a fs setup or some tips from legends like urselves, i cast with the weight on the ground or overhead thump :?: :oops:
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Postby JPS » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:43 am

Here is a video clip from the New South Wales casting comps held last Novemeber :

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I will try and get some more footage for you in regards to OTG and threadline casting in the near future.

Hope this is of some assistance. :D
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Postby thelegend » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:37 am

cheers mate didnt know u cud cast like that with a fixed spool, :D
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Postby JPS » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:40 am

Two key points when casting like that with a fixed spool.

1. Lock down the spool during the cast to avoid line slip and burning/ cutting your finger.

2. Use a finger guard

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Postby thelegend » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:11 am

JPS wrote:Two key points when casting like that with a fixed spool.

1. Lock down the spool during the cast to avoid line slip and burning/ cutting your finger.

2. Use a finger guard

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good on ya mate, whats a finger guard by the way :roll:
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Postby paddyc » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:19 am

You can get them from the chemists, there a leather finger cover, it stops the line cutting through your finger, think there only a few quid but well worth it imo.
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Postby jalfrezi » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:24 pm

JPS wrote:Two key points when casting like that with a fixed spool.
1. Lock down the spool during the cast to avoid line slip and burning/ cutting your finger...


how do you lock down a spool?! i didn't understand :oops:
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Postby JPS » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:59 pm

Locking down the spool is as simple as tightening the drag so that it cannot turn.

Only problem is that you need to loosen it off when fishing otherwise you run the risk of snapping the main line on a decent fish.

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Postby thelegend » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:18 am

JPS wrote:Locking down the spool is as simple as tightening the drag so that it cannot turn.

Only problem is that you need to loosen it off when fishing otherwise you run the risk of snapping the main line on a decent fish.

Regards :D
nice one mate those vids are the business , cant wait to hit the beach 2moro , :oops: hope theres no one in range :twisted:
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