Hitting the bite...?

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Hitting the bite...?

Post by bens1247 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:55 pm

For the first time last night I tried pendulam casting with a M4 HiFlex and 170g sinker, went pretty well and although not sure of distance was adding considerable length to my casting. My question; there was a stage, just after you have lowered the tip and began to add proper compression, when you feel the rod 'bite', at this stage I felt that the rod was going to snap, bottled it a bit and took a little bit of power off, am I right or is this the compression casters talk about when speaking of the abiity to 'bend' a rod and something I should be aiming for and actually punch it as hard as poss?

Sorry, pretty certain the treminolgy I have used is bonkers but hopefully it makes some sense to somebody?

Cheers

Ben
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Re: Hitting the bite...?

Post by ArronBarclay on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:15 am

be suprised if you can break an m4 yeah that bite feels well horrid for the first few times but yeah thats the rod compressing.
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Post by skoda on Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:23 am

Hi mate, perhaps you can try a smaller lead say 150g, was told by collin to try that first.
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Post by shane on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:43 am

If the rod feels very very heavy then chances are you are towing the lead and hitting too early with lead inside arc of the tip. I'd say stick with the heavier lead and get timing right. The big leads teach this well, when its right the distance will come and it won't feel like like its gonna snap or pull your arms off.
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Post by bens1247 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:01 pm

Cheers for the replies guys, prob have a little play around and then get a lesson or two.
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