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Art of Casting Analysis, refinement of the cast

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:44 PM
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Frenchcreek Eagle Cast - the line soars

Just wanted to share something I learned this week from Frenchcreek about two-handed overhead casting. Tried it out this morning and so far had the best day ever with my two-handed surf rod.

Hold the main handle with you dominant hand and use the middle finger to secure the line. The base of the rod is held primarily by the palm and secured by the fingers. Kind of like "Eagle Claw" when playing hands on a bat for a pickup baseball game.

If casting with a shooting head keep the head inside the guides, keep the trajectory of the cast high, the rod on plane, and make a short powerful stroke. To stop the rod pull with the bottom hand and push with the top, to get a very aburpt stop can slap the bottom hand against your body.

I found this technique far more effective than gripping the bottom handle.

I'm still a 2-hand newbie but this morning I was getting a 9/0 bunker fly a consistent and easy 90' in a pretty good breeze.
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