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07-25-01, 12:12 PM
I noticed to become a FFF Certified instructor you have to cast a yailing loop, then cast, no tailing loop.
I have problems with a tailing loop and thought maybe you guys could help. What's the cause and easiest rememdy. Someone told me it is caused by delivering power too early or late. Is that true?
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07-25-01, 12:34 PM
Do a search under the term, "tailing loop".
This thread is particularly to the point. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/Forum21/HTML/000002.html
07-25-01, 12:53 PM
Yes, "shocking" the rod or applying to much speed and power eairly in the casting stroke will cause a tailing loop. So will casting with too narrow of a casting arc or stopping the rod too high. The eaisiest remedy is to open up your casting arc to throw a wider loop while you continue to work on a smooth application of power (from slow to faster).
07-25-01, 05:20 PM
Very helpful info. I'll experiment with it. Thanks again. I nymph fish 90% of the time and I'm used to throwing 2 or 3 nymphs, weight, and strike indicator, so I have an open loop most of the time. I notice it a lot worse when I'm casting big bugs for smallie's. My problem could also be I fish a 7'11 4wt Superfine most times. My smallie rod is Trident TL 7 wt that is stiff and fast. I think my casting style fits the Full Flex noodle rods better. Thanks for the advice and the link.
[This message has been edited by Lee Dawg (edited 07-25-2001).]
07-26-01, 09:06 AM
Here goes. Tailing loops are all caused by a concaved rod path from:
1. Using a casting stroke or arc that is too narrow for the amount of bend
in the rod.
2. An erratic power stroke. Too early application or power during casting
3. Unloading the rod too early in the casting stroke. Stopping too early in
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