How far should I be casting (beginner)

 G'day, 

Just wondering how far I should be looking at casting, I have a basic Remington setup if

i recall correctly. I can generally false cast fairly well until The final release, then it always seems to drop quite short. Looking at getting into SW fly fishing but want to get this cast down pat a bit more. Amy advice on about how far I should be casting or little techniques would be appreciated! -Tim 

 

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Work on trying to cast the

Wed, 2013-08-07 17:12

Work on trying to cast the length of the flyline, although its usually not necessary and also get someone to give you the basics is always a good idea.Im sure there will be heaps of vids on Youtube as well that will help you.

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Casting!!

Wed, 2013-08-07 17:17

 Hey mate the most important thing about casting is technic first distance will come later false casting will not improve your casting distance. If you first learn to cast and land your fly correctly by turning the leader over once you get the hang of that then you can learn getting distance by using the the double haul cast which will load your rod up giving you the power to shoot the fly line easy giving you more distance. The best person to watch about casting technics is lefty Kreh look him up on you tube will give you some help in getting started in casting good luck.

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peter morse is running  a

Wed, 2013-08-07 22:58

peter morse is running  a casting day in september.. GF weekend head over to the saltwater fly rodders of wa forum & get some info if your serious about fly fishing.. its $150 bucks but itll be the best 150 bucks youve ever spent if your dead set on it..

 

you need to be able to cast 50feet if your in a flats fishing envirnoment.. cause realistically unless your an eagle your going to struggle to see fish more than 50feet away.. so casting 65feet with a really nice presentation is more vital than casting 100feet and having a shit everywhere..

 

if your casting clousers & heavy weighted saltwater flies your casting stroke will be different to casting freshwater flies.. youtubes your friend.. double hauling increasing line speed and dont use to much power! the least amount of power you can... I can cast 65feet on a 6wt effortlessly and it presents well! NO POWER at all! its all in the timing!

 

Good luck! pm me if you want to find out more about the peter morse casting day!
 

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 Hey Steve,I'm from down

Thu, 2013-08-08 00:51

 

Hey Steve,

I'm from down south so not sure if I should become a member of the flyrodders or not 

but could u put up some more info on the Peter morse day cheers Matt

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 Okay thanks for that

Thu, 2013-08-08 11:50

 Okay thanks for that everyone, I have spent a fair bit of time on youtube but i think this is a case of practice makes perfect, does anyone have any websites they would recommend for buying flies? I am moving up to carnarvon and don't think there will be much on the shelf up that way 

 

cheers

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Flies

Thu, 2013-08-08 12:37

 Saltwater flies! USA is a good online shop and www.epies.com another USA . A good Australian shop I have used is trout flies.com au have both freshwater and saltwater flies.

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if your after quality

Thu, 2013-08-08 21:36

if your after quality saltwater flies google jono makim flies

 

https://www.facebook.com/jonmakimflies or his facebook page!

 

and timayyyy.. tie your own mate! best way to go about it just quietly! its half the fun! 

 

 

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