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Old 07-22-2008, 05:43 PM
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Ok, Iíve got a bad habit that I canít seem to break and iíll take any advice you can give. When I cast (Iím right-handed) the fly-line lands straight and the leader/tippet lands at a 90 degree angle to the fly-line pointing to the right. The only way I can make it stop is to either cast by pulling the rod across my chest with the loop of fly-line going by me on my left side or by loading the rod and really pushing it out there which makes for a bad presentation. Any ideas? Is this clear as mud?
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:27 PM
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Do you use a braided loop?

Do you use a mono loop?

It could be several things, if you do not use either of the above then it has to do with the forward halt of your casting stroke being far to sudden and not gradual.

If you use the above, cut them off and nail knot straight to your line. They create a hinge which can cause this for some folks. Some folks do not have that issue, but some it really becomes a problem.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:03 AM
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Mono loop tied to the flie line. So nail knot? Coming up; thanks!
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Mono loop tied to the flie line. So nail knot? Coming up; thanks!
Those mono loops, or anywhere you have a loop to loop connection can cause what you are experiencing. It creates a hinge and for some folks it is the sole source of what you describe.
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You can shorten the loop to help, i believe waterwolf got it with the halt or stopping the rod.

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:19 AM
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ok, I do that! I stop my forward cast in an instant. I thought that was correct. see what you can learn just by asking~!
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You can shorten the loop to help, i believe waterwolf got it with the halt or stopping the rod.

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It isn't the loop itself per say, but the hinge created by the two loops intertwined which causes the problem.

ANd highpockets, it is supposed to be a stop of motion on the forward cast, but it has to be somewhat smooth or it shocks the rod.
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Just to clarify the leader has a loop in it but I have it "tied" to the fly line so there's no loose connection that could hinge. I think yall nailed it; i'm spastic!
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Just to clarify the leader has a loop in it but I have it "tied" to the fly line so there's no loose connection that could hinge. I think yall nailed it; i'm spastic!

Cut the loop off the leader. Buy a tiefast knot tyer, and nail not directly to the fly line. You won't be disappointed.
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will do. thanks bro
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