To all those carp anglers who boast about 200 yard casts… try with a fly rod ?
I came across this video today showing Steve Rajeff casting a fly line over 120 foot with an obstruction behind him… I am amazed, simply amazed. Like all masters of their art he makes it seem all too easy. To all coarse anglers, next time you get a chance to have a go with a fly rod, give it a try. You will get such a sense of achievement in just getting the fly vaguely where you wanted it, catching becomes a secondary goal
The video curtesy of you tube
Think you can do better ? why not post it up here 🙂
There are some times that I doubt myself for fishing. Blanking for a week in France was one of those times. Then there are times when you go out, do not really catch a lot but have a superb time. Last weekend was one of those times. In the last few months I have really grown to love fly fishing, some call it elitist, for people stuck in the wrong age, for people who do not know what a fixed spool reel is…. well some of this is right… what it really is, for me at least, is manna for the soul. The sound a fly line makes as it whistles through the air and then alights on the water as gently as a damsel fly.. Then you stand there wondering what the last 5 casts didn’t do that 🙂 wondering why you have been thrashing the water to a foam only to have 1 cast go perfectly. Oh well that is fishing. If you are interested in guided fishing in Northern Ireland, give Packie Trotter a call on +44 7821538548 I have used several times, he is a real gent and I am yet to blank.
Oh and by the way those waders do make your arse look huge….
been thinking about lure fishing and its effect on my general casting. I lure fish a lot and I prefer to be mobile and cast a lot even if I am in a boat ( most times) I will stop drift or moor up and cast at likely looking structures that I can either see or find on the echo sounder.
A mate of mine also does a lot of lure fishing but he prefers to troll,
now ( and here is the link to carp fishing), if find that as I lure fish so much my casting is really accurate and my casting for carp is also ( at short to medium ranges) accurate. Not trying to boast but up to 60-70 yards I can normally get to with in 1-2 ft and sometimes closer not casting on the clip.
Over that distance, well … I am as accurate as the next man
Do other carp anglers who also lure fish also see the same increases in accuracy ?