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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 10:28 am
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Im still confused about teh TN 30 and teh 12 ft rod, have you tried it Riymos.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 11:03 am
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Hi Nivi

I started out with a "coming around from the side action, but have changed to ovehead.  Now I nest when I try coming around from the side.

My understanding is the SHIMANO Exage 1224 is rated as a 2,3,4 - ie. 2 for light tip and 4oz for heavy tip.  Is this correct?

Thanks

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 11:32 am
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Hey coxy. i may be incorrect, but that doesnt sound right.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 11:37 am
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Yo Buckled

I KNEW I could rely on you for that sort of answer.  My problem is I sometimes go too high and not forward enough.

And of course I'm still the silly bugger who keeps burning his thumb, when I forget to wet the reel first!

What's your take on straight over as opposed to coming around from the side ala ESA? (I see Wesley is the only one who comes straight over, and I figure he is the most competant of those guys).

Clearly I need to come fish up there sooner rather than later.

PS - How's your wife and my kids?? ::H

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Hi Blade

You think I'm going too light?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 12:44 pm
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you need to put all that belly weight into your throw

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 12:47 pm
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Nice one funky!!  Your mama!!  ::H

We'll see who brings out more fish on Saturday then!!

And remember if it's undersize, it goes back!!!!

 

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 12:48 pm
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we arent taking roland this time cos he just sleeps in the bakkie

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oh yeah and its sunday morning not saturday that we are going

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 12:54 pm
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i got 60 to 70 m with my 14ft and a two ounce last week so maybe too heavy not sure what the others say

 

 

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2007 08:41 am
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throwing straight over the top is better as the line that the sinker takes is correct. basically making an arc like a rainbow. to get the same tragectory by coming around the corner is harder in my view. maybe try one ounce heavier and push with your top hand and pull (like you know) with your bottom hand, yuo must make a graphite rod work to get the distance. When you come up to see your ugly kids I will show you, but it is all in the timing as to when you swing back and load the rod and when you release the reel, like everything practice. OH and wet the line.:fbash 

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2007 02:28 pm
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Buckled

 

Explain LOAD THE ROD. what does this mean when you release your thumb from the spool

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2007 06:40 pm
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Load the rod means that when you swing back to get momentum to cast as the weight of the sinker bends the rod that is loading the rod. if you just stand and do not load the rod you are not using the rod to its full capacity and therefore you will cast closer than someone who loads the rod and then pulls through the cast this makes the graphite work and you will see your distance increase. Basically you need to be pulling through the cast when the sinker is moving in the opposite direction to maximise the action of the rod.

Hope this makes sence, it will be easier to show than to tell.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2007 12:32 am
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hello blade

yes i have in fact

i had a purglass exec 400/1 that i was not making use of so i took it in to purglass

and they shortened it for me making t 12ft and yes i did use it with tn30 for garick plugging and spooning it performs magic.light and controllable and the best part is the tn 30 can handle anything so for me it is a brilliant package.

but i as  said mum has to be comfortable with what ever he wants not me

hope that awnsers your question blade.

cheers riymos.

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Razeen - I've just recently been through this casting story.... here's what I've learnt:

To learn how to "load the rod" -

Get ready to  cast. Hold the left elbow as high as you can. Make a "drop" to the sinker of about 1m. Point the rod down to the ground behind you and let the sinker rest on the ground, keeping the line to the rod tip as tight as possible without moving the sinker. Bend your right knee and put your entire weight of your body onto your right leg ie: lean over. Your stance should be slightly open and your head looking up into the sky in front of you. Now, without looking back, smoothly cast your sinker. You must try get in the habit of using your whole body to "get under the rod and push it upwards" on the swing through. Hips and upper body moving like a golfer's swing. This setup and movement will very quickly teach you what "loading the rod" means. Remember it's the rod that casts, not you.

Casting the sinker as a dead weight from behind you will automatically teach you to load the rod. Once you've mastered that set up and technique, you need to do the same thing except with the sinker off the ground. As the sinker moves back in the backswing, you need to move forward in the cast, just as 'Buckled' explains.

Hope this helps

 

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 10:39 am
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Reefman and Buckled

 

Thanks for the explainations, i will certainly do this . The problem is i'm casting roughly 80m-90m or so i think. But sometimes you need 10-30m more. I saw some guys do it with ease.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 11:02 am
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Razeen, using this method, I've seen some of the current Springbok team cast over 200m, yes Two hundred!!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 11:28 am
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What about the bird nest, because you trow hard and now the spool  turns fast and the line starts to bunch so you need to control the spool with your thumb, doesn't this decrease your speed

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wow.....200m is a great distance:shock:

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hi guys

ive picked up my rod and reel today.....i chose a trinidad 30,with a shimano exchage 14 ft ::H

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