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09-21-06, 08:51 PM
I am sure most of us who strive to somehow improve our casting probably read this on Sexyloops, but I thought I would link it so others might get to read this artlicle.
Albeit an editorial, I relate it to why so many ask why use a fly rod when you can spin fish, just as many ask why should I improve my casting when its not needed, especially with nymph fishing. I ask the question, are all good flyfisherman good casters, for sure all good casters are not good fly fisherman. However, the better fly fisherman I have had the chance to fish with also had more then adequate casting skills.
Fisherman, Fly Fisherman
09-23-06, 09:09 PM
Anyone ever notice the commercials with people fly fishing. The pharmaceutical makers of Flomax, (guess what thats for), currently are running an add with a short section with two old geezers, (I can say that) comfortably fly fishing now that they don't have to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes because of BPH. Kind of like Joe Patterno at the Ohio State game this week, but a different problem. I personally like BHP myself.
None of these guys can ever cast though. Its either all wrist, or some other fault resulting in wide open loops. With all the money they spend on their marketing, its seems they would at least get some people who can cast.
There was one company, a financial services company I believe, who got it right in theirs. That commercial was cool in that it ended with a cinch knot being pulled tight. Wrong knot though.......
Does anyone ever pay attention to that? When anyone is casting, I am always looking.
Fisherman, Fly Fisherman
09-23-06, 09:22 PM
Those who can't cast and stick to small streams are usually the ones that say distance is unecessary ;) For me, distance is necessary for 1) avoiding the spooking of fish, and 2) for covering more water. In addition to covering water, distance (and mending) is important to streamer fishing in order to allow the fly to get down deep. Even when throwing strike indicator and nymph rigs, I will throw decent amounts of line to cover more water. I don't like having to walk several feet everytime I want to cover more water :)
A double haul is also very important to me. Unless I am fishing a "hop scotch" stream, I usually always utilize double haul... or sometimes a single haul.
BTW... I do know exactly what commercials you are talking about. LOL
09-23-06, 11:48 PM
I've noticed those commercials too, Gazer.:rolleyes::)
09-24-06, 08:40 PM
Brandon, I was thinking about the fisherman with his wife and daughter trying to bring that boat back up the river bank the other day. Did you find anything out about catching black drum?
Hey Rusty, good to hear from you. I have kind of followed your posts, I hope everything is ok.
09-24-06, 09:07 PM
Jeff, I did find out some info. We need to do another float soon, since it's starting to cool off. I managed to hook about a 10 pound lineside on the lower Hooch recently, but he shook loose.
Give me a call or send me a message....
09-25-06, 08:19 PM
Brandon, Just say when.
10-12-06, 06:22 PM
The only tv commercial I've seen that had decent fly casting was the L.L. Bean edition Subaru Outback commercial done several years ago when "Nick Dundee" (From down under) was the spokes person. I would have hoped that L.L. Bean would get it right.
10-28-06, 07:57 AM
NGTO Hopes sincerely that all, or many of you casting posters, come to YOUR fall Fling,next saturday! The casting venue is in it,s 5th year,and is an unoficial "Ga. State Casting Championship" event.........for your fun and pleasure! Every style and fault is openly and unashamedly displayed,since NGTO wants all comers to have FUN! Pick up or contribute a tip on distance or accuracy,and possibly earn that trophy for a year! I,ll be there early to welcome all..........come up and say hi!........ Regards, Rocketroy P.S........ RAIN OR SHINE,since that,s the way we fish!
I've seen the rules but do not know when (time) you are planning to conduct the competition etc. Please let me know so I can at least lurk if not join in.
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