Tuesday, July 16, 2013

No, Not That Dark Side, The Other One

West coast Schpey guru, casting geek and all around cool guy Al Buhr is fond of describing two-handed casting as "thinking in the third dimension"... aka The Dark Side, especially when he's speaking with single-hand fly casters. I agree with Al on the third dimension but there is a darker dark side, a truer black and it is plug casting.

White 1/4, Pink 3/8th, Orange 5/8th 

So if you want to be as Goth as possible you need a plug outfit and you'll want to learn to throw a straight a line - arrow straight.

Here's a drill: Go out and find yourself something really narrow to cast at, say a flag pole (not one attached to a building... ). Knot on a plug, in this case 5/8th. Start shortish, standing about forty feet from said vertical narrow object. Aim a few feet up from the ground then cast hitting the pole with the plug - no hitches, no twisting in your stroke - leading with your elbow, drop your arm and launch the plug! Wait for the sound ... BANG!  Reel it in. Rinse 'n Repeat.

It's not the arrow, it's the Indian

 Objects of Desire

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