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You have a very bouncy walk.
That's probably down to the 3 back opperations I've had on my spinal cord!! So I suppose Im doing rather well considering :) I just want to reach the magic 200yds some day:1a:
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You could try placing the lead at right angles to the tip.

Instead of swinging the lead towards you, try cross tipping, (as you would in the aerialised ground cast) and place the lead so the line is at right angles to the rod tip.

Although you'll have less rotation, you should find the tip will pick the lead up more cleanly, and it will be guided outside the tip, giving a wider sweep (or arc).

A rod with a harder tip (than your match tip) would make the lead "pick up stage" more responsive, but would only be necessary if you really wanted to specialise in this type of cast.

What is important, is that you are getting that leading left arm up, and getting into the efficient classic javelin throwing position.:clap3:
 

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Nice one Elliot, no need to ride ya bike to ya casting venue it seems lol (no tucked in trousers)

Cast looks nice n smooth m8, to get more out of it try hitting it harder at the end, a big pull with ur left hand should do the trick, wait till u see ur left hand come in front of ya face as u pull round on it the give it a big tug, u'll see ya distances improve.

If ya can find yaself a casting instructor down there, they'll be able to show ya how to do wot we are trying to say in words, easier shown than explained.
 

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Thanks for that Surflite :thumbs:
I was actually trying keep the lead right angles to the tip, as I've seen Tommy Farmer do this in his videos. But watching my video it's actually inside the tip as you said.
I am looking to progress with this ground cast but a rod with a stiffer tip is out of the question at the moment as I'm trying to save to get myself on the road lol but I will consider a new rod once I have got the spare cash. But I'm only using this cast to go for pure distance. As I find the HSM with my normal aerialised ground cast is perfect for fishing.
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Thanks for that Lee!!......... and as for the trouser leg you're nearly right, I only now live a mile from the sea so I'm still riding but in a pair of shorts wearing my aqua boots :lmao::lmao::lmao:
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HSM can cast miles Elliot, brill fishing rod too so i'd stick with that, untill ur 250 plus casting there's not a lot of difference in the rods, all the high end rods can acheive huge distances but obviously if ur groundcasting or doing the pendulum then there will be a difference in rod actions that u may or may not require, depends on how u cast..............as far as ur concerned i'd stay with the HSM all day long m8, although saying that the XTR groundcaster is very good too but for my money i'd stay with the HSM, does exactly wot it say on the tin!
 

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try facing with ur back toward the water and ur back of ur foot towards the water then when ur bringing the rod round move ur body and feet around with the rod, like swing around on ur right foot then put the pressure on to ur left foot when ur putting the power into the cast.

i like to put my left arm straight and up in the air abit and have my right arm bent with my tip only a few inches from the floor for off the ground casts. its hard to describe what to do well it is for me lol. u will hit the 200 yard mark soon mate just keep at it, good luck
 

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Well done Elliot the cast looked great, very smooth. I stopped the video in mid cast and there was a very healthy bend in the rod so you must be doing something right.
 

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Thanks for posting the vid mate. Has shown me how to stand when casting. Cheers bud a great help to me. :thumbs:
 

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Thanks for that Lee!!......... and as for the trouser leg you're nearly right, I only now live a mile from the sea so I'm still riding but in a pair of shorts wearing my aqua boats :lmao::lmao::lmao:
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Elliot.
Hi Elliot
keep on practicing mate it will come, i am still trying to hit the 200m as well, been practicing a lot lately around 190m now, so youve moved down west - hows the fishing ?
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Alright Steve,
Yeah Im down in Devon now mate, a lot nice than living in London :) the fishing hasn't been great for me yet but thats because it's a new stretch of coastline to me, but as I get to know the locals I'm sure the fishing will pick up but it's really good for bait collecting where I live. Also I'm going to be out of fishing/casting for the next 2 weeks as I need to send my reels off to be serviced. But Ive just got a job and I'm 17 next month so I should hopefully be on the road in about 6 months (going to get a 125 bike and put my rod on side) So I'm looking forward to fishing new marks!!

As for casting I'm aiming for 182 metres (200yds) first, I still measure in old terms lol, then I will try for the 200m next :) I have been keeping up the practice with the High swing as well, but I think I will get further OTG as I'm a lot more stable on my feet casting OTG than the pendulum, I think this down to the work I've had done on my back.
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Alright Steve,
Yeah Im down in Devon now mate, a lot nice than living in London :) the fishing hasn't been great for me yet but thats because it's a new stretch of coastline to me, but as I get to know the locals I'm sure the fishing will pick up but it's really good for bait collecting where I live. Also I'm going to be out of fishing/casting for the next 2 weeks as I need to send my reels off to be serviced. But Ive just got a job and I'm 17 next month so I should hopefully be on the road in about 6 months (going to get a 125 bike and put my rod on side) So I'm looking forward to fishing new marks!!

As for casting I'm aiming for 182 metres (200yds) first, I still measure in old terms lol, then I will try for the 200m next :) I have been keeping up the practice with the High swing as well, but I think I will get further OTG as I'm a lot more stable on my feet casting OTG than the pendulum, I think this down to the work I've had done on my back.
All the best mate.
Elliot
Is there not a local tackle shop who will service your reels for you, two weeks off - not good mate!
Steve
 
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