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DonYish

Longer Casts

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I practiced casting for the first time in my backyard yesterday. I was able to get the line out about 30 feet. Any longer and it was just a mess. Any suggestions on how I can increase the length of my casts? What should I be working on?

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DON,

what wt rod,

what brand,

what line,

lets start there,

if you get reel mad at your self an need a lesson just e-mail. I have no classes the next 3 nights, an can meet you at PI if you wish, I might even fish a while after.

"GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN"

:cool:

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Sent you an email but it came back undeliverable. Not sure what's up.

Regarding equipment - I got a 9 wt. fast action fly rod by Scientific Anglers off of ebay. Brand new and looks like a nice rod. My line is WF-9F.

I'm not that frustrated right now - I'm just a beginner, but I would like to take you up on the offer of some instruction. I can meet you on PI (name the place - I'm new to the area) tonight or tomorrow night, whichever time is good for you. It would be good to get some helpful saltwater fishing tips in general.

Thanks,

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DON, I sent my self one from this site an it

DOESENT WORK, has to be something wrong w/this site. can make it FRIDAYNIGHT 6 0-CLOCK

CAPTAINS DOCK PLUM-ISLAND LET ME KNOW E-MAIL THREW MY SITE IT WORKS.

let me know A.S.A.P. or will have to be next week.

"GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN"

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Sending email to blu_h20@msn.com through my personal email account and it's not getting through.

I would like to meet you tonight at Captain's Dock (I'll find it) on Plum Island- 6 pm. If you get this, send me an email to confirm that this is still a good time.

Thanks -looking forward to it.

Don

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Speaking for myself, the worst thing I can do is to try for long casts. Every rod & line combination has it's own casting rhythm, and staying with short casts until you catch that rhythm is the basis for longer casts that come with a lot less effort. Keep practising and when you see your line popping through the guides strip off a little more into your casting basket & work with that . Casting off water will be easier because the suction from lifting your line off will load the back cast better. Fishing after dark can teach you a lot because without being able to see your line you listen to what your rod is telling you. Obviously wind will screw you up so a nice calm evening is the best time to practise. Also you can catch a lot of fish 30 - 50 feet from shore. It's a lot of fun and worth the effort.

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HITIDE, good remarks. hope guys read an head them.

"GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN"

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I got out Friday night for my very first time. North end of Plum Island at low tide. I didn't catch a thing, but I had the greatest time being out there working on my casting. Got a little better as the night went on and didn't try to cast past my abilities.

I got the bug!!

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