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Old 10-31-2004, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jdriskill
Thanks so much for the reply!! I really appreciate it. Now if I can just get rid of those tailing loops....
Tailing loops are caused by too much application of power to soon in the stroke. This causes the tip to bend too much. And since the line follows the path of the tip, the loop collapes.

This concept of a smooth aplication of power, of starting the stroke slow, accelerating, and then a quick stop, is always difficult for beginners to grasp. It is totally opposite of the wrist snap stroke used by plug casters.

The best thing I ever did, was to join a fly fishing club. And I was lucky enough to have picked one that had a lot of very good casters/teachers.
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