Casting Clinic Saturday 9am Miraflores Park - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Inshore Fishing / Surf Fishing > Fly Fishing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2019, 04:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 111
Default Casting Clinic Saturday 9am Miraflores Park

Saturday 11/16 - The casting clinic. We will deal with "casting a sinking line" and "timing." Both those suggested by club members. My question is "Name three scenarios of timing."

Casting sinkers is no fun - however there is a way to do it without too much suffering. "Timing" will immediately improve if one just watches the back cast.

All comers welcome
__________________
Jonas
---------

Certified Casting Instructor
www.everyjonahhasawhale.com
jonasmagn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
NoMoSurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 3,833
Default

What's different about casting sinkers? I've only cast a sinking line once and didn't notice anything different other that it was heavier. It was like setting down an 8wt rod and picking up a 10.
__________________
<img src=images/smilies/thumbup.gif border=0 alt= title=Thumbup class=inlineimg />
2003 TwinVee BayCat 19 -- Zuke 140 4-Stroke
2008 Spider Classic 16 --Nissan 25hp 4-Stroke
Pair 2010 Ocean Kayak Prowler 13's
And a couple of worthless housecats...
NoMoSurf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2019, 08:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 111
Default

They are so heavy - it becomes difficult to control the cast and where you place your fly. When you move this much mass its kinetic energy is very hard to tame and they flop all over the place. To make matters worse the lines are usually overweighted i.e. an 8 weight will weigh as much as an 10 weight. So now you are casting with your 8 weight rod but the line is really an 10 weight complicating matters still.
__________________
Jonas
---------

Certified Casting Instructor
www.everyjonahhasawhale.com

Last edited by jonasmagn; 11-12-2019 at 08:50 PM.
jonasmagn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-13-2019, 12:46 AM   #4
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
NoMoSurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 3,833
Default

Ok, that's what I thought. Just making sure I wasn't missing something. LOL

Yeah, my 10wt should have a 300 grain line, but my sink line is 400 grains. That's as much as a 12wt.

I would love to attend the Clinic, but I am about 3 hours north of you.
__________________
<img src=images/smilies/thumbup.gif border=0 alt= title=Thumbup class=inlineimg />
2003 TwinVee BayCat 19 -- Zuke 140 4-Stroke
2008 Spider Classic 16 --Nissan 25hp 4-Stroke
Pair 2010 Ocean Kayak Prowler 13's
And a couple of worthless housecats...
NoMoSurf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2019, 09:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 111
Default

NoMoSurf,

It's aggravating where the line weights are going. The AFFTA standard is not adhered to. I (like you) know how much the first 30' weigh (determinant of line weight designation), then I also know the weight of the whole head (have lines with a 60' heads) because I sometimes carry that length when casting and I like to use a rod that can handle that mass.
If I need a certain line weight (say #10) to cast the fly I am going to use - because the mass of the line must be able to move the mass of the fly - I will just use a #12 weight to cast the ensemble.

Jonas
__________________
Jonas
---------

Certified Casting Instructor
www.everyjonahhasawhale.com
jonasmagn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.