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Old 09-22-2007, 12:35 AM
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Casting a splitshot with an indicator

Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum and new to fly fishing. I'm not having any trouble casting dry flies but when I attempt to cast a nymph with a splitshot and an indicator, it becomes a catastropic tangled mess. Any advice would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:22 AM
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You need to cast a more open loop with the rig you are using. Let your rod drift a hair further back on your back cast before the stop. Do not try to over power the frontcast either. Good luck.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:23 PM
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awesome thanks so much for the advice.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:33 AM
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Roll cast as much as possible...
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:34 PM
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Slow down and lengthen your casting stroke.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:11 PM
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Yes, open up your cast. It may not look as good as a cast with a dry fly, and you will probably think that the cast is very sloppy, but it will get the fly in front of the fish, and that's all that really matters.
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