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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Skill level I would say you would need to classed one for the non instructors the other for your professional level casters.


There are different classes as you describe for for this comp, along with women and juniors.

Would really like to be here for the comp, but I'll either be on the way to or coming home from Maine that wknd..

Posted on: 2013/6/14 9:37


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Personally note I would not enter a casting competition. Just not my idea of fun. Give me fish to catch its on!


You just don't know how to cast. All that heavy lead flipping has ruined your mechanics.

Posted on: 2013/6/14 10:34
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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I know it did. Now sinking lines on the lake I can cast them pretty well.

Posted on: 2013/6/14 15:55


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Sounds like a good time Dave are you entering ?

Posted on: 2013/6/14 16:18
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Just go for it. It would be fun.

If someone beats you by a wide margin, no big deal.

You just go home and practice up and "GIT EM!" next time.

Posted on: 2013/6/14 20:27


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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gfen wrote;

"60' not a difficult distance, you could do it in a cast... I think you probably have. :)"

Making sixty foot casts, and hitting a target, is by no means a cake walk. I'd venture to say that there are far less than 40% of the Forum members who can accurately throw 60' with relative ease.

If you take the time to actually measure out 60' of line you will see it is a significant distance. Also the ability to throw sixty feet on the grass is far less demanding than to throw that sixty feet while standing mid thigh in the river.

Posted on: 2013/6/14 22:10
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Old Lefty and I fish quite a bit together. Believe me, Dave can cast much further than 60 feet and do it with the utmost accuracy. Once on Big Pine I saw him hook and land a trout that was feeding on the surface about 90 to 95 feet away. Not only was the cast accurate but I could not believe he got a good drift and hook set at that distance. Dave I know you don't want me to say it but YOU ARE THE MAN my friend.

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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Posted on: 2013/6/16 0:06
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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I think that most apart from the 60ft should be pretty easy with a bit of practice.

I have had a go at this, it's something you have to work at but doable with a standard double haul.

My attempts were spot on up to the 45' then I found it hard to judge the distance at 50/55 upwards.

Orvis in Vermont has an obstacle course outside the flagship store which is fun.

Posted on: 2013/6/16 13:58
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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First name of Dave, user name of old lefty, fishing on Big Pine, can cast 95 feet accurately. There are only so many people this could be. If this is the papa smurf I think it is he can certainly handle this competition. That is unless I get in, Lol. Dave (oldlefty), if you are going to come down you better come see me... this time.

Posted on: 2013/6/17 7:46
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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i love to see old lefty cast!!!

Posted on: 2013/6/18 22:02


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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According to some my reputation would have me standing somewhere in the 9' tall range. I'm just an average short guy who likes to cast a fly rod. Set someone up on a pedestal and they're bound to fall off.

Yes, I'm thinking of entering the competition and am looking at which line I would consider using. Since long bellys are verboten I have received clarification that any 5 wt. with a head no longer than 50' is acceptable.

Next will be: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!

I would recommend to anyone thinking of competing that the accuracy performance is more heavily weighted than the distance performance.

I feel that, for distance, a competitor should be able to measure casts in the ballpark of 100' consistently. If one can go longer, so much the better.

For accuracy, practice casting to a target ring. This gets the caster used to judging distances to a target flat on the surface. Casting to a target which is upright, such as a cone, is not the same.

BTW, there are a lot of very good casters out there. I've seen a number of them.

If anyone wants to get together to cast, just let me know.
Dave R.

Posted on: 2013/6/20 10:07


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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The hardest 60' cast is an actual 60' cast.

If you look at your reel and can see backing through the line gaps... you are in the 60+ range

Posted on: 2013/6/20 10:24


Re: Fly Casting Competition

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Dave I wish you could make the get together on Saturday. You are always so helpful in correcting my mechanics.

Posted on: 2013/6/20 10:27
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Re: Fly Casting Competition

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does this mean I could use a shooting head setup Dave ??? as long as it is a 5 wt. ??

Posted on: 2013/6/20 10:33
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