New to centerpin, have question

Discussion in 'Center Pin Fishing' started by Steve, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    What are those things I see dangling from the end of a lot of people's rods? They look like pieces of yarn with a ball on the end.
     
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    A fancy set of rubber bands to keep the rod together when you break it down
     

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  4. Steve

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    Thanks guys. Looks like I will be doing the side cast this weekend as I'll be darned if I can get the hand of the Wallis cast or the BC swing cast.
     
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    What do you have for a reel? I started with a raw ii last year and had to side cast for anything over about 25 feet. This year I was fortunate to get a really nice used colville dropback and the I was shocked at the difference. I can now wallis cast well enough that I do not need to side cast for any of the rivers I fish.
     
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    My reel is a cheapo, but I don't think that is the problem. It spins easily and the line comes off of it very well. I think it is operator error more than anything.
     
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    Don't let anyone b.s. you Steve, there's nothing wrong with side casting.
     
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    I watched that one Ray and many others. They all make it look so easy. I need more practice.
     
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    Im not a centerpin pro by any means, but I had a lot of problems with line twist when side casting and was told wallis cast or bc would fix this, as well as using a slide float.
     
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    I spent a lot of time in the back yard learning to wallis cast, but even when you get it down, the ole side cast comes in handy in certain applications. I agree, there is nothing wrong with side casting. The only downside is that line twist occur from side casting.
     
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    One of the biggest factors in learning , next to timing(practice) , is having enough weight.....
    At least 3/8 oz
     
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    When leaning the Wallis and BC I used a 3/8 oz. egg sinker and a beatup float in the yard. The more weight the easier it is to get the rhythm of the cast, once you conquer that then lighten the load and keep practicing.
     
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    Don't worry Steve, I'm still new to pinnin and am still learning too. I use the side cast and can only cast about 20-30 feet. It's good enough for me.

    You know what also works well to keep rods together.....hair ties. And you can buy a whole lot of em for cheap