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I took an hour lesson with a girlfriend of mine. And I am finding that I am only able to get the line out about 25 feet (approx) - is this normal for a beginner caster? I seem to be getting a nice loop in the back - but cant seem to get the distance. I find the longer the line is out, the harder it is for me to bring itstraight forward with distance. :'(
 

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when you have some time let me know Lynn and i can help you out. my first day i was tossing 25feet really well but i was fishing beside 2guys that casted very well and gave me tips and had me tossing 60+ feet by the end of the day :thumbup: :thumbup: used to fish with them at the lake alot (running into them) but never see them anymore :confused:

does this mean you bought a fly rod? if not let me know as i have many and can bring a few :cheers:
 

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No I didnt buy one YET - I am using Gords - Loomis rod set up. I am NOT going to buy anything till I can master this! Starting to kinda pi$$ me off too :wallbash:
 

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Oh yeh all about the timing :happy: :happy: :happy:

You should have got a quick lesson off Rick, Ribwart, Fishfinder etc while they were at the fish out :wallbash:
Don't give up fishnfvr it takes time
I have been fly fishing for a while now but still look c^%#
i can get it out there just not sure if it looks to good
i should do what you did and have a lesson
Maybe we could have a fly fish out
don't want to cheap out on paying for a lesson but guess we could get some good coaching from a few members on here ???
Just a thought
 

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Keep watching other guys do it. It took me a long time to learn it, but a good fishing buddy is a master of it and I would watch him and try to imitate him, and one day I hit it right,l and it was just natural after that. Now I don't even think about it.
 

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I just took up the flyrod a couple of years ago and there is much to learn. My limited experience tells me the rod wt. line wt. the action of the rod and the person throwing the line all have to be in harmony. It takes a lot of time. There are tons of on line videos and techniques that can be practiced in the park with a piece of wool on the end of the leader
The correct line and the smoothness of the cast is everything. Drop your wrist too much, lay back the rod too much and your casts will be affected....The 10-2pm angle of the rod is key, as is keeping the wrist out of the cast...I am hoping our moderator, Stone will also offer a few tips, because matching the gear and the line is THE MOST IMPORTANT> Wrong line, on the wrong rod and you'r cooked!......Ortho 8)
 

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Double hauling is a little tricky to explain in terms so that you can picture it properly while it's being explained. To help you understand a little better, I found this. However for those just starting out in casting I'd recomend not bothering until you get the basic single haul down good.

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

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Hang in there Fvr, you'll get the hang of it soon enough, almost everyone suffers through this learning curve. I remember the same frustrated feeling.

Consider this though, how did you feel before you caught that first steelie... ;) That was much more difficult than this will be.

As for the double haul...I like to avoid thinking of positions and getting too technical. I just thought about working the line. For myself, I realized it was basically speeding up the line in order to load the rod faster and more efficiently. A short firm strip will get that line moving first when you are getting the line off the water, then again as you load the rod for the forward cast...

Timing and technique are important, but I feel if you dwell on those to much, rather than thinking about what your line is doing, it'll take longer to get the hang of it...

I am by no means a good caster, particularly when compared to others here...but I will offer this...it didn't take me long to figure it out, so don't get discouraged...

Roche fishout soon...you'll get a hang of it by then...

:cheers:

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hey fvr,have you gotten past the see a fish rise and start throwing line out only to end up with a jumbled mess all over your boat.rod holder,cooler motor,etc.part yet?or was that only me?and lets not mention all the wind knots ;D
 

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darcycote said:
hey fvr,have you gotten past the see a fish rise and start throwing line out only to end up with a jumbled mess all over your boat.rod holder,cooler motor,etc.part yet?or was that only me?and lets not mention all the wind knots ;D
I havent got past the school yard yet :happy: :happy: :happy: I'm getting kinda worried about putting a hook on the end of that line too :happy: Could end up with another earring ;)
 

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fishnfvr said:
I havent got past the school yard yet :happy: :happy: :happy: I'm getting kinda worried about putting a hook on the end of that line too :happy: Could end up with another earring ;)
If Fish Finder still has the picture, maybe he'll show the earring I had on a couple years ago. They don't hurt bad enough to stop you fishing, if that's what your woried about. :happy: :happy:
 
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