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Re: flycasting proficiency
Posted by: Randy Hively (50.110.3.---)
Date: June 16, 2022 05:30PM

My best purchase has been a good insurance plan to cover the surgery and therapy that I had in March on my casting shoulder!

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Re: flycasting proficiency
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: June 17, 2022 09:20PM

When I was 10 I went to a park where they were having fly casting and fly tying lessons. My folks dropped me off and I was on my way to become a fly fisherman. The last few years I had arthritis in my shoulder that kept me from fly fishing very much but I do cast for bream when I'm wintering in FL. I went to a fishing show several years ago and Lefty Kreh was there asking for a volunteer to give a lesson and I was the one. Ever since he took me under his wing I've been casting much farther with less effort. Right now I'm mostly a bass fisherman with conventional equipment.

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Re: flycasting proficiency
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.va.comcast.net)
Date: June 18, 2022 08:27AM

Many years ago I went to strictly using two hand fly cast. I rebuilt my fly rods to move the reel seat well up from the butt separating the grips and making two handed casts easier and line shooting the Way. No more one handed painful casts. Bass bugging became painless and I can cast this way all day and night if I want.

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Re: flycasting proficiency
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: June 19, 2022 10:36AM

Decades ago a fine gentleman and a fly-fisher [I repeat myself] taught me to double haul. This enabled me to fly-cast as accurately as ever and twice as far without pain or strain, even after 65 years of fly fishing, even 10 weights on tarpon. The double-haul IS effective, is NOT difficult, and CAN make you a better fly-fisher, and COULD significantly extend your fly-fishing career. What's not to like?

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