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Post by Guest Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:22 pm

Can anyone, or is anyone willing to help me with my casting? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Post by Big Brad Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:42 pm

give us a clue as to your whereabouts
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Post by ArronBarclay Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:11 pm

to be honest i wouldnt mind someone showing me how to pendulum as my overhead thump just isnt cutting it..... be most gratefull thanks
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Post by Big Brad Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:11 am

not being funny, but we had this discussion the other day, and i will mention it again.
There is no point bothering to try and learn the pendulum until you can cast an OTG a good distance ie. 200yds.
a good pendulum is merely a ground cast with a swing.
if you are adamant at wanting tio learn a pendulum cast, give crack off colin a shout. he is a casting instructor, but will make you learn to ground cast properly before progressing to a pendulum.
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Post by ArronBarclay Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:04 am

well i can ground cast pretty well just dont like doing it, esecially on the beach cause i just seem to unclip my baits all the time... thats the only reason really
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Post by fishdorset Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:14 am

I OTG, casting about 180yds ( & just over).
Have you tried different rig cobimations to halt the rig unclipping?

Srt springs work well, IMPS, and primarily get yourself set up to cast.

Get your feet comfortable, body in position. Once you have yourself set, you can touch down the rig keeping tention. Hooks will unclip if the rig isn't balanced (i.e big baits, etc). If it's big baits, have a look at using a De-vice.

Highly recommend staying on OTG and working to get that perfect before moving on to the pendulum.
The OTG cast isn't just an overhead thump, but a smooth trasition on the way to learn the pendulum if you so wish.
I'm still attempting the pendulum! Laughing
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Post by Big Brad Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:35 am

as you live in dorchester it will be well worthwhile coming to0 the casting days held on the 3rd sunday of each month. quite a few forum members attend and they all improve their casting techniques and distances.
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Post by ArronBarclay Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:45 pm

yeah think i probs will its the 19th december the next one, is that right???
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Post by jfbee Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:49 pm

i think so and im planning on making it this time.

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Post by Jonny Boy Seaton Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:59 pm

With the issue of hooks un-clipping when touching down on the ground the gemini splash down weight locks the hook in place so it will always be clipped when you cast. How about giving them a go.
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Post by Weaver Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:04 pm

They certainly work very well and I use them on my clipped down rigs.

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Post by PompeyPete Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:40 pm

been using them for a while now only problem is they can be a bit fiddly with cold hands, never had one release prematurely or fail to release on impact
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Post by Big Brad Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:52 am

like Pete i've found that big hooks and cold weather make them more difficult to use
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Post by jfbee Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:07 am

Srt springs are the way and just keep the line tight , simple. Smile

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Post by oldage Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:42 pm

Big Brad wrote:like Pete i've found that big hooks and cold weather make them more difficult to use

With the bigger hooks (4/o & 5/o) it's the barbs that prevent the point from going behind the slider......Simply pull up the bottom disc so the weight is in the "release" position, put the bend of the hook in the gap and push the disc back down.........works the same..........No probs..! Very Happy
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Post by Weaver Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:17 pm

Thats how I do it Adrian. Never a problem, although I have had a few release in flight. I think as they wear a bit they slide a little too easily. Still, got a mould so going to keep using them.

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Post by crack off colin Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:21 pm

Try a dvice!

Great for big cod baits put the bait in the tube lay it on the beach turn look up hit it! Simples

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Post by joe Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:36 pm

Weaver wrote:Thats how I do it Adrian. Never a problem, although I have had a few release in flight. I think as they wear a bit they slide a little too easily. Still, got a mould so going to keep using them.

I bought a kit for the splash downs on the weekend Richard so when your free sometime maybe i could come over and we could make a few.
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Post by oldage Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Blimey...............You spent some money.........!?

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Post by joe Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:53 pm

Shhh she doesn't know Laughing
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Post by oldage Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:07 pm

I'll have ten 150's (free) if you want me to keep my gob shut..! :sh

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Post by Weaver Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:38 pm

joe wrote:
Weaver wrote:Thats how I do it Adrian. Never a problem, although I have had a few release in flight. I think as they wear a bit they slide a little too easily. Still, got a mould so going to keep using them.

I bought a kit for the splash downs on the weekend Richard so when your free sometime maybe i could come over and we could make a few.

Anytime you want Joe.

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