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09-01-2009 09:15 PM  8 years agoPost 1
alexz

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I just tuck out my Fathers old fly pole that's been sitting arownd now for more than 20 years. Whoa, this fly fishing is a lot harder than it looks. I have just been practicing in the front lawn. It's only been a week but I'm stell having a tough time not getting the line to snap/bullwhip. That and it's tough for me just to cast far.

Any tips? Oh and should I even be messing with this pole? It's a 2 piece fiberglass 7/8foot st.croix #980. That's all I know. There's no name on it. I tried google searching but I came up with nothing.

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09-01-2009 10:13 PM  8 years agoPost 2
jacalom63

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Timing and smooth motion will get you there.
Forward stroke...count 1..2(hesitate)...reverse stroke...count 1..2...forward stroke...count 1..2...reverse stroke...etc.
The hesitation between forward and reverse will stop the "bullwhip" thing and keep your fly from snapping off.
Keep the number of cycles to a minimum for each cast. You should only need two or three cycles to move the fly back upstream.
Keep a ten foot "buffer" of line played out from the reel to make small adjustments of distance. Hold the line in your free hand and just let the buffer line float on the water (or lay on the ground for practice).
Last, practice practice practice.
Have fun and good luck!

If I saw an amputee getting hung I'd probably start calling out letters.

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09-02-2009 12:59 AM  8 years agoPost 3
alexz

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Ya, the counting really dose help.For right know I have to watch the line in order for me to get a nice forward to bake loop. But I'm not snapping as much. If I do snap/bullwhip it's not as loud or as hard. I think Know I well not brake the fly off.

So dose any one now any thing about this pole? Well I hope some one well.

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09-02-2009 01:44 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Herc

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You'll begin to feel the rod load as you bring it back too and get a sense of when to start forward. You'll get the hang of it and just keep practicing.

When I was a kid and my uncle was teaching me to cast we would set rings up in the yard at different distances and tie bright pieces of yarn to our tippets. We would practice casting to the rings for accuracy and distance.

You'll also learn different types of casts for different situations as you progress. I mainly stillwater fish from a boat so I don't have to know as much.

Here's my favourite place with my best buddies.

There are quite a few flyfishers on the board.

Cheers, Shayne

Tiger & Pantera 50s
BRC Intrepid Gas
Predator Gas SE
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Evo 50s

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09-02-2009 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 5
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Who fly fishes? I'm stell having a tough time not getting the line to snap/bullwhip.
I don't yet flyfish but I've flypigged several times -- great fun. Hope this helps.

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09-02-2009 03:16 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Mutt

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been fly fishing since I could hold a pole. Lots of fun just keep praticing it is not something you learn overnite.

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09-02-2009 12:53 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Learn to Fly

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When you spend 700$ on a ROD, you will never call it a pole EVER again.

A pole is a stick with a string attached to the end.

I fly fish. But lately been hooked on saltwater fishing.


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09-02-2009 01:05 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Jeff
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09-02-2009 01:07 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Learn to Fly

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Some nice trout, and my Sage-Lamson combo.


Jeff
Believe nothing you hear, and half of what you see...

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09-02-2009 01:15 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Learn to Fly

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Remember its is not the rod that catches the fish...it's the fisherman that catches the fish.

Fishing is my all time passion. I can do it everyday, all day.

Bonito and Little Tunny are starting to run inshore around here, they fight like a Tuna!! Needless to say Im going to figure out where, and what they feed on and we are there saturday!!!


Jeff
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09-02-2009 01:19 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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You have to use both hands while casting.

The rod hand, and the line hand. To make the line speed up wile casting pull down on your line hand. This is called a haul...

here is a site that explains better than I can...

http://www.letsflyfish.com/double_haul.htm

This for me is the most important step in casting. Practice this first, then go for Roll Casting next(Im still not to good at this)

Put a piece of MONO on the fly line, instead of Tippit. Much cheaper to practice with. It will crack with no fly, but it will get you going.


Jeff
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09-02-2009 01:36 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Mutt

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When you spend 700$ on a ROD, you will never call it a pole EVER again
I will call it what ever I want and I have a lot more then that tied up in rods and reels for flyfishing. Another jerkwad

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09-02-2009 01:53 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Learn to Fly

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Jerkwad?

Just trying to educate. Sorry pal!!!

Look it up if ya dont believe me. Calling it a pole is ignorant.


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09-02-2009 02:23 PM  8 years agoPost 14
fr8brkr

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I have been fly-fishing for 40 some years ! Its called a rod -not a pole. Learn to fly has respect for a one of the world's best hobbies !

Problems ? -- Mine are flown in fresh daily

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09-02-2009 10:26 PM  8 years agoPost 15
ckoelliker

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make sure you are not breaking your wrist on your back cast. All elbow no wrist.

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09-02-2009 10:56 PM  8 years agoPost 16
alexz

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Great Know you got me all riled up. So know I have to go play with my rod,"No, not my pole", my rod. I have to learn how to haul my pole, ops. I mean rod around.

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09-03-2009 01:10 AM  8 years agoPost 17
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I will call it what ever I want... Another jerkwad
Jerkwad? Just trying to educate... Look it up if ya dont believe me. Calling it a pole is ignorant.
Pay no attention to the half-baked killjoy in the corner. He's socially-impaired.

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09-03-2009 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 18
alexz

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Now I'm starting to get some distance. The double haul, cool but it's not easy. Hiles,and fly fishing,"It's like crack for crack addicts" I can't get enuff of it.

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09-03-2009 07:29 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Dood

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When you spend 700$ on a ROD, you will never call it a pole EVER again.
Well that just depends on where you're from.
I may not have spent $700 on a ROD, but I have spent $200 on a fly fishing reel for my $179 fly fishin' POLE.

Pay careful attention and see how I said, "fishin' pole". Notice how I didn't say "fishing pole". Round here in this neck of the woods we don't talk like that.

I've been tying my own flies since I was a little kid.

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09-03-2009 07:36 AM  8 years agoPost 20
f penfold

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get a rubber band arond your wrist and put it over the but this will keep the rod in a stright line to your arm. Wait for the line to straighen out on the back half of the castbefore you pull it forward. try not to get so mush line out at once you need a soft landing move than loads of line out.And think of a clock ten and two your rod doesnt need to go any further than these numbers.

I know I used lock tight why did my head explode

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