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Just getting into casting, could I get your eyes on this cast? All advice welcome, thanks in advance.

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Keep your left foot leg still, slight bend in knee, pointing straight to the direction, you want to cast, always with a good footing, if those rocks were wet you will slipping around, doing some damage, to you and tackle. Right foot about 90 degrees, again good foot hold, slight bend in knee, and move your body, rotating your body for the cast, push with your right, pull with your left, arms, again look up to a 45 degree and direction you want to cast.
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After lots of feedback, here鈥檚 second attempt 馃憖

Maybe this might help explain the feet positions, I know he is using a multiplier but much the same actions for fixed spool.
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Maybe this might help explain the feet positions, I know he is using a multiplier but much the same actions for fixed spool.
Thanks Colin, I鈥檒l have to watch that video and figure out what my feet are doing. I tried planting them in place but was still reflexively stepping out.

The latest attempts have seen me getting more power into the cast but like you said before, I鈥檓 losing my balance. Not great for fishing鈥

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Working on foot placement and balance so I can do this safely while out fishing. Getting the same distance a lot easier now that I鈥檓 hitting it later and concentrating on body weight transfer between legs.

There鈥檚 not much engagement with this post but I鈥檒l keep posting progress videos and tips I鈥檓 getting, maybe it鈥檒l help someone in future.

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That鈥檚 a lot better, well done.
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I鈥檓 thinking you鈥檙e starting to turn too soon. The lead is at too sharp an angle to the rod, loading the rod too soon, and so it appears you鈥檙e then struggling to apply power with the arms. Make sure you鈥檙e allowing the sinker to swing to a position in line with the rod, and THEN pick it up.
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I鈥檓 thinking you鈥檙e starting to turn too soon. The lead is at too sharp an angle to the rod, loading the rod too soon, and so it appears you鈥檙e then struggling to apply power with the arms. Make sure you鈥檙e allowing the sinker to swing to a position in line with the rod, and THEN pick it up.
I think thats what ive always struggled with a bit, swinging the weight into an arc so it goes around sideways to the rods direction into where a South African cast would be if aerialised (if that makes sense?)
To begin with when starting fishing, I started off casting using the Brighton type cast, then went on to using an aerialised version of it using the rod a bit like a trebuchet. Have tried to get to grips with proper pendulum casting and think im not far off of it now using a flat-ish arc. But high swing casts, dont really have the confidence in what im doing tbh.
Using the aerialised version of a Brighton cast gets me out far enough to catch fish though, so am happy enough with that lol.
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Working on foot placement and balance so I can do this safely while out fishing. Getting the same distance a lot easier now that I鈥檓 hitting it later and concentrating on body weight transfer between legs.

There鈥檚 not much engagement with this post but I鈥檒l keep posting progress videos and tips I鈥檓 getting, maybe it鈥檒l help someone in future.

That one in comparison looks a lot smoother than the first video, seems to have come on a lot. In the first video it looked as if you were letting go of the line really early, and possibly the lead/rig going off to your right hand side? But that last video looks like youve got it spot on (y)
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I鈥檓 thinking you鈥檙e starting to turn too soon. The lead is at too sharp an angle to the rod, loading the rod too soon, and so it appears you鈥檙e then struggling to apply power with the arms. Make sure you鈥檙e allowing the sinker to swing to a position in line with the rod, and THEN pick it up.
Thanks for the tip, I appreciate you taking the time to have a look.

When you say in-line, do you mean the green line below? That is, rod and leader are one straight line?

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2nd attempt looks much better bud. I think its a bad thing too have a bank behind you try it on an open field with nobody about..
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Thanks for the tip, I appreciate you taking the time to have a look.

When you say in-line, do you mean the green line below? That is, rod and leader are one straight line?
@Jeremy Schrader Watch his videos on here and you tube and hes always helpful.
It's all about composure than rigid feet as in many of his casts he steps forward as completes the casting action so getting full rotation.
He casts both methods multi and Grinders
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Bit of easy practice tonight, trying what @M. Tuers advised . Trying to let the lead swing around much more before turning into the cast. I鈥檓 trying to slow the turn down as well, leading it with my head first.

It definitely feels easier casting this way, and the 7oz lead is flying away with little effort.

I tried this cast while out fishing on the rocks the other night and it was pretty good, getting a big bait out further with less effort than an overhead thump.

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That's looking real smooth馃憣have got to get myself out and get a bit of practice in too. Havent been fishing for a good month or 2 now, and think a bit of practice with a 7oz or 8oz lead would do me a favour
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That's looking real smooth馃憣have got to get myself out and get a bit of practice in too. Havent been fishing for a good month or 2 now, and think a bit of practice with a 7oz or 8oz lead would do me a favour
Thanks dude. Good idea on the heavier leads. I鈥檝e noticed that it鈥檚 easy to bully the 6oz leads around the arc but the 7oz does start to let you know when you鈥檙e forcing it. I had pain in my right wrist after my earlier sessions due to turning and hitting too early.

Good luck with the practice 馃憤馃帲
@Jeremy Schrader Watch his videos on here and you tube and hes always helpful.
It's all about composure than rigid feet as in many of his casts he steps forward as completes the casting action so getting full rotation.
He casts both methods multi and Grinders
Thanks @tournamag, I鈥檒l check it out. I was keeping my feet planted as I was off balance and couldn鈥檛 use this cast safely from the rocks. First priority for me is to get this cast working well while fishing in all conditions.
Thanks @tournamag, I鈥檒l check it out. I was keeping my feet planted as I was off balance and couldn鈥檛 use this cast safely from the rocks. First priority for me is to get this cast working well while fishing in all conditions.
fishing casting and field casting are a bit different!. But pays to be supple on your feet learning how to bend yourself and yet stay upright a bit like the Cat adage of it always landing on it's feet sort of thing.
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Thanks dude. Good idea on the heavier leads. I鈥檝e noticed that it鈥檚 easy to bully the 6oz leads around the arc but the 7oz does start to let you know when you鈥檙e forcing it. I had pain in my right wrist after my earlier sessions due to turning and hitting too early.

Good luck with the practice 馃憤馃帲
I was thinking more along the lines of that most of my fishing i use mostly 5oz or 6oz leads therefore that plus a bit of bait, is going to be 7oz (ish).
Getting to grips with it better but with 7oz is going to be more representative of my fishing
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Had a go with 0.25mm 4-strand braid on a multiplier last night, and a few high swing pendulums.

It worked much better than 8-strand braid and didn鈥檛 bed into itself even when I pulled it through some kelp. Useful tutorials in description.

High swing feels a bit funny, I might be hitting it too late or not swinging it high enough, not sure. Would appreciate some tips if anyone knows why it looks jerky.

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