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Old 02-04-2009, 10:48 PM is offline
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I have seen Joe Humphry shoot 30 feet of line with a slingshot cast. He did that during a presentation he made 7 or 8 years ago; Joe also has a video in which he uses a slingshot cast - including 15 or 20 feet of 'shot' line - to reach a trout rising under an overhanging branch on the other side of the stream. The fly landed, drifted drag free for a couple of feet, and the trout was hooked and landed.

That being said, shooting line with any accuracy - indeded, shooting line at all - with a slingshot cast requires great skill and perfect timing and I sure can't do it.

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