- 07/11/2009 at 3:11 am #6813
Have any of you flyfisher people out there ever laid out a measuring tape and see how far you can cast? Or ever been focused on practicing your distance casting(70 feet plus)?
Quite a few people I have talked to say they aren’t interested in distance casting because they don’t need to cast far too catch fish but I have a feeling its just because they either just can’t do it or they are really bad at it.
So when you get the time lay out the tape and measure your cast or just an estimate if you can’t measure it give an estimate and post and tell us your results, along with what rod and line you were using. It would be interesting to see what comes up.
6 weight sage TCR
6 weight scientific angler XXD line08/11/2009 at 5:38 am #13924yellowfinParticipant
Never tried fly fishing myself, but with stats like those posted above, Im not sure you’ll get many takers Jack, impressive though all the same.08/11/2009 at 5:57 am #13926daveParticipant
i just had a go 115feet and 3cm…..depends on whether
you measure from my front toe.
cool me the winner so far.
fly rod was an old bamboo job..
not sure of line weight08/11/2009 at 8:49 am #13929
Whats the brand of the rod09/11/2009 at 3:57 am #13930daveParticipant
im only joking just having a laugh……just think it would be funny
to beat him by 30mm .. ha ha
i do have a sage fli so will have to go out and have a cast with a good tale wind.. and see how i get on.
Dave……08/01/2010 at 2:47 pm #14630yellowfinParticipant
distance isnt a big thing with fly fishn az its about stalkn a fish ive fly fished for a few years an thats the way i got shown its about the hunt not distance how muc line do you wana have out if it hits az lil az pos10/01/2010 at 6:03 am #14652
I get what you are saying but you haven’t been taught properly if you think distance isn’t important. Being able to cast a long way will help your accuracy and presentation. If you are casting to a fish that is 40 (can be any distance) feet away but the furtherest distance you can cast is 40-42 feet you aren’t going to make such a nice presentation to the fish. But if you can cast 60, 70, 80+ feet you are going to make such a nicer presentation to the fish as you are making a cast which is well inside your limit.
Have a think about it04/02/2010 at 3:18 am #14834fishsnatcherParticipant
Well I don’t know I’ll be able to cast more than 70 feet… but do you know where can you get a cheap measuring tape from that will do the job?
Be nice to know how far I [i:3vgcnoph]can[/i:3vgcnoph] cast21/04/2010 at 8:55 pm #15416TailsnzParticipant
i dont know what distance it was but one particularly large section (blue pool) of the tongariro you need to cast out onto your backing line to get over the river to drop your fly nicely for a long meander down the bank with the occassional mend to be on a very good lie.
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