Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:25 am

Just wondering what people think is the best casting technique to use with a fixed spool reel or does it make a difference what reel you use? I've never really been into casting myself and haven't had any problems catching fish but it would be nice to have the option if things are slow in close!


Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:59 am

i mostly use a pendulum action..ive no bother gettin big distance with that...

Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:52 am

Overheadthump works well for fixed spool as long as you keep the cast smooth.Failing that, move to Cork(apparently all the fish are just 50 yards out :lol: :lol: )....
Don't forget this is advice from someone who can't cast more then 50 yards. :oops: :oops:

Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:43 pm

I think its down to the individual as to what style they adopt, being what ever works for them, but with regards to reel pref i think that with the way fixed spools have come on these days there is not too much of a diff..

Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:58 pm

Cheers lads,
I think i'll just have to make time to practise my casting when i come back, and try a few things and see what works! But to be honest i'm not too concerned that i wont reach the a few lads have said most can be found close enough in but its good to have the option :)
Cheers again,

Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:50 pm

IMHO a reel is a device that just holds line, releases line and retrieves line...

its the rod that does all the casting.. the only way a reel will impact a cast is if it has a narrow and deep spool which is half full.. but with reel technology these days alot of reels are now long and shallow which help release the line faster..

i remember reading a review years ago about a fixed spool reel used on two different rods just to show that the reel was a good all rounder but also showed that it made little difference to casting and was down to the rod that was used and the person casting it...

just as long as it isnt over filled or under filled you shouldn't have any problems with your cast...

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:33 pm

al you have seen the fish aint out to far i never cast out when we go out only when messing or practising a few cast personally i dont cast far when out

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:40 pm

Yeah thats true Dennis, but i was just saying it would be nice to have the option of fishing in close or far out if ya wanted :)

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:41 pm

k cool well next time were out we practise on it abit if ya like see if i can get you a little further

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:44 pm

Cheers dennis much appreciated :)

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:47 pm

i think your casting in grand to be honest but sure we see if ya get further if i cant help i can ask one of the other guys

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:52 pm

Cheers but dont put yourself out, as you said most fishing is done close in so it's not really that urgent :)

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:54 pm

ah its no bother we do it next time were fishing

Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:57 pm

Cheers mate :) see ya in April :(

Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:52 pm

a bit late on this but a friend of mine is the worse caster I know (you always have to fish to the left of him) and always catches more than me :cry:

Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:23 pm

fenitbob wrote:a bit late on this but a friend of mine is the worse caster I know (you always have to fish to the left of him) and always catches more than me :cry:

Haha :) I'm not that bad that i'm a health hazzard, but maybe you should get some tips from your friend ;) :)