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Rainbow Buck Closeup!

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flywest

Fri, 2006-09-29 13:01

i got a 10wt fly rod and a crappy reel i been practising my motions but i seem to have a shock wave as it flows forward, any tips mate? oh and i cant cast much past 20mt is that crap??

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Commin fwd early?

Fri, 2006-09-29 23:09

Truthfully 60 ft (20 meters) is a good effort, but those last 30 ft out to 90ft aren't hard to achieve with a little help.
I'd gladly teach you to get rid of that shock wave (commin forward too early before the lines fully straightened behind you?) but to be honest it's best done hands on!

If you can spare a day on the water down here Street I'll get you sorted out, once you have the technique and can double haul you'll throw the full 90ft of fly line every time you want too.

What type fly line - is it a double taper, or weight forward or shooting head - what type you got?

The reel don't mean jack for small fish - it's just for storing your line and won't alter your casting most likely! When you put that 10 wt to good use on bigger salty fish however a reel with a good retrieval rate and good drag / braking power will help a lot!

The easiest way I've found for people to learn is for me to grab their arm and work the cast for them - gradually easing off my grip and allowing the caster to take over...

Breaking bad habits takes work.

If this shock wave is from commencing the forward cast too early - then try - putting your back foot further back so your standing slightly side on and swivel ya head to watch the back cast fully straighten with your eyes - then commence the forward cast!

Your eyes will give you perfect timing which you will then develop a feel for, so later you don' have to watch the back cast, but it's the easiest/quickest way to learn at the start!

Hope this helps - just let me know if you can get a day away for a lesson!

Cheers!
"Piscator, non solum piscator" - "A fisherman, not just a catcher of fish"

http://www.flywest.com.au

streetfighter80's picture

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type of line flywest i

Sat, 2006-09-30 08:43

type of line flywest i wouldnt have a clue its orange and floats lol.

no visible taper i can see on it.

i really going to need a lesson.

i picked up the fly reel at a garage sale oneday and just decided i wanted to fly fish never really gave it much thought bought a rod next day and still havent caught a fish on fly, i lie i caught a herring!!

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No worries

Sat, 2006-09-30 14:59

The lines sposed to be matched to the rod, a 10 wt fly rod needs a 10 wt flyline - if you bought them separate from each other and the line isn't suited to the rod - then you will struggle with it a fair bit...

Best let me take a look at it and see what we can do eh?

Catching a herring is a good start - they can be ridiculously easey some times - but when they aren't in the mood - they can be as damn tough a customer as any other fish to catch on fly!

Because they can swim fast usually unless you strip the fly pretty fast they just swim alongside it eyeballing it and not eating it!

Herring are good fly fishing practise, because if you can catch them on fly then you can catch a whole range of ooglies up north on fly!

The salmon run when it's on can be good fun on fly sometimes!

Just try and get down here for a day when you can - I'll get you casting and we can have a couple beers & lunch - maybe try and get a tailor on the estuary - depending on how quick you learn!

Just gimme a bell to know when your free...can be pretty much anytime!

Cheers!

"Piscator, non solum piscator" - "A fisherman, not just a catcher of fish"

http://www.flywest.com.au

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ive got a couple fly outfits

Sat, 2006-09-30 16:15

ive got a couple fly outfits from years ago, just sit here gathering dust. Caught a few flatties and tailor/salmon on em. Not much else tho.

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might have to check what ya

Sun, 2006-10-01 07:28

might have to check what ya got i lookin 4 a reel to suit a 10wt rod. wanted it 4 salt water fly fishing.

will have to be on a weekend flywest ran out of holidays when i burnt my hand lol.

ill source a reel to suit and we can tee something up mate!

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Not a problem Street

Sun, 2006-10-01 21:59

For an old Pingelly boy - anytime that suits you is OK by me!!
Drag Shizz along and we'll do two at a time! ;o)
Cheers!

"Piscator, non solum piscator" - "A fisherman, not just a catcher of fish"

http://www.flywest.com.au

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well done nice picture.

Mon, 2010-03-01 09:36

well done nice picture.

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A Useful Couple of Videos on youtube

Mon, 2010-03-01 09:54

I have watched these couple of videos several times and find them quite useful. Maybe you will too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLfJBTctA4Q

 

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