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Postby alancooper » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:44 pm

I have a beachcaster (12ft, 4-6oz, 15lb line and 404lb shockleader) and a bass rod (11ft 6inch, 1-3oz, 10lb line and 20lb shock) - and have been practising my casts with a 5oz on the beachcaster and a 3oz on the bass rod. I averaged 95-100 yds with the bass rod. The beachcaster was hard work and I was expecting to cast a lot further but only got an extra 10-15 yards or so. Why was this? - ands why would I need a beachcaster if the bass rod casts nearly as far and can be used for other purposes such as fishing off rocks.
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Postby fishinmidget » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:53 pm

well for starters 404lb shock is too heavy :lol: :lol:

seirosly though, i have had the same experience and i think it is because the bass rod is lighter and thinner(i would assume) you can put all your power into it and move it faster.

the beachcaster should be more powerful and therefore more suited to fishing for big fish and off places where you need more of a winching stick.
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Postby contender » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:36 pm

Yeah, its to do with the pulling back in, i can cast my small spinning rod with a 1oz weight nearly as far as my beachcaster, but the spinning rod would not sit right for a start in the wind and would never drag a big fish through the kelp etc.
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Postby lumpy » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:50 pm

it takes superior timing and a great deal more compression to get your beachcaster to cast further. its alot easier to compress a bass rod. the greater you compress a rod during a cast the greater the elastic (potential) energy of the blank and this the further you will cast a lead.
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Postby derry » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:23 am

alan have you tried an off the ground cast. Plus i take your using afixed spool make sure she is full to the brim. What model of rod have you and is it f/m.

Postby derry » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:24 am

alan have you tried an off the ground cast. Plus i take your using afixed spool make sure she is full to the brim. What model of rod have you and is it f/m.

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