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200gr practise for beginners OTG and Pendulum

Discussion in 'Casting' started by OLD CROC2, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. OLD CROC2

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    The saying is "nice and easy" nothing about trying to break the rod. Observe the following: arms away from the body (leading arm higher)
    drop approx 7ft. lead at right angles to the rod tip (starts to load the rod as you turn) use the arms to finish the cast. mags/brakes full on. and finally LOOK UP! Remember, let the rod do the work!! as you become more accomplished you'll go on to develop your own technique
    but the video will get you started.
    ps. Pendulum drop is nearer to 10ft


    Beach practise OTG and Pendulum Casting - YouTube
     
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  3. scast

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    Nice john
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    great video thanks mate
     
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    Nice casting John. thought I heard a crack-off on the pendulum tho! Handy lead to use in that Tilmanstone cross-wind :)
     
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    Good vid John nice to be able to see the lead in the slow mo shots see you on Sunday
     
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    300g next then
     
  8. OLD CROC2

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    I dont think so lol. Could have a gentle chuck tomorrow and see, of course i'll have the camcorder filming!
     
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    Nice casting John.....Great video

    But is that a girls bike your riding :shutup:
     
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    Very observant Ian lol, actually it's a ladies :laugh:
     
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    Ah, the proper lead!! :) :roll1: :)Nice video John, like the slo mo where the lead can be seen through the cast.

    See you all tomorrow.

    PS, will the 300g lead be making an appearance?
     
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    Mark usually brings the garden shed!
     
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    Good video john.

    -Faz
     
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    Thanks Faz,
     
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    Thanks for that video, really need to improve my casting!
     
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    I would have walked down the beach to get closer to the water, that's the trouble with being a beginner .:)
     
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    Thanks for the Video really clear!!

    I have two questions i wonder if you or someone else could answer if i was left handed would i mirror this facing the other way ( i do feel a little silly for asking but Meh! rather learn than not ask :) )

    Pendulum casting does it truly give you better casting distance compared to OTG technique? i only ask because i am afraid i will kill myself attempting a Pendulum cast

    Kind Regards
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    I feel that for general fishing with a flapper then otg is fine but if going for distance with a clipped down rig then the pendulum has the edge and is also easier on the bait. I also think you need to have a competent otg style, as this makes it much easier when progressing on to the pendulum.
    I'm a bit confused by your question re the mirror casting as obviously I cast left handed. It does show me casting filmed from the front which should answer your question.
     
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    The otg style, doesn't the grips fold in on the lead as you cast because they catch the ground???
     
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    John I would guess the vast majority of anglers cast off the ground, so it cant be too much of a problem. I would say if you're using a stiffish rod then you wouldn't need as much rotation and then the lead would leave the ground at the start of the cast. You could use a small length of guttering which would overcome the problem.
     
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    Doesn't when I do it. I always use grip leads
     
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