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   Old Thread  #28 10 Jan 2021 at 5.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Its always going to mate. Bigger diameter makes such a difference.

I've just got in from casting on the field all day. The best I could do with a side wind, 15lb mainline/shock leader/rig was 151.8yds measured with a surveyors wheel. At a pure guess, adding the bow in the line even after tightening down, I'd say I'd have wrapped that up at just over 40+ wraps if i were fishing. Wraps are so deceptive.

Much like the O.P, there's a spot on the place I'm on that I'm targeting that's at 175yds. Very frustrating coming up short. Blew my spod up on the other rod that I was trying out to see if I could reach the range I'm after 🤬
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   Old Thread  #27 10 Jan 2021 at 4.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
One of my waters have brought in a 0.4mm min line restriction. I’ve been shocked at how much that alone has knocked off of my cast. I’m not a massive caster but I reckon it’s taking 20 yards off my distance compared to when I was using 10 or 12lb with a leader.
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   Old Thread  #26 10 Jan 2021 at 4.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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With the rods back then, what, like 6lb maybe 8lb line?
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   Old Thread  #25 10 Jan 2021 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Probably daiwa AKN’s. People forget that we were fishing at 150+ in the 90’s, when a 3lb tc rod was viewed as a sea rod! Albeit with thinner line and leaders.....
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   Old Thread  #24 10 Jan 2021 at 10.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi, just seen your reply. That kind of distance can be achieved with 2.75 rods.
What make are they and how far can you cast with them compared to Terry.
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   Old Thread  #23 10 Jan 2021 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Cheers guys. My mate and I will be booking a lesson once these restrictions start to ease.
If needed I will then upgrade the rods, most likely looking at some Shimano’s as mentioned.
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   Old Thread  #22 10 Jan 2021 at 8.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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True I didn't really think to much in to my reply I c it all the time lads thrashing the water to fish at such distance when there ain't no need just pushing the fish further and further out
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   Old Thread  #21 10 Jan 2021 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Use an “off the ground” method - will probably add yards as well
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   Old Thread  #20 10 Jan 2021 at 1.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Before buying anything else I’d be booking a day with Terry Edmonds.

100% agree I have some 2.75 rods that Terry said will do 200 and he casually cast a 184 with a 60mph crosswind
a casting lesson may easily save you buying another set of rods

and re 13ft rods some people will find it very difficult to fully compress them and so not achieve any better distance
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   Old Thread  #19 9 Jan 2021 at 11.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If distance is what your looking for and not to break the bank look at the tx2 range, good rods for the money and some of the higher end tc really can Chuck a lead. I sold mine a couple years ago to a upgrade but I would happily use them again. A friend has the tx2 intensity rods they are great at distance casting
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   Old Thread  #18 9 Jan 2021 at 10.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah this. Before buying anything else I’d be booking a day with Terry Edmonds.
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   Old Thread  #17 9 Jan 2021 at 9.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If their winter holding area is on a feature., at 140+ yards, thats where you need to be. Fishing a margin, to be different, isn't likely to work imo.
Summer, maybe different.
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   Old Thread  #16 9 Jan 2021 at 9.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The 13ft TX rods will probably only feel 6” longer than most 12’ rods because the reel fitting is 6” further up the blank, which helps you compress the rod.
The casting length of my TX9 is exactly the same as my 12’6” FS HiS for this very reason

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   Old Thread  #15 9 Jan 2021 at 9.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Like last post either get the shimano rods that nt break the bank or bait the margin or closer in the fish will find the bait just coz every one else casting to the horizon don't mean u have to do something different it works
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Jan 2021 at 9.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The only difference with 13ft rods is when you're in a tight swim, it really can get on your tits with your tip nearer trees and what-not. If your swims are big and clear, no probs. I'm sure it wouldn't take long to adapt to a slightly longer rod.

If you do think of getting something with some more backbone, like a poster mentioned earlier, don't overlook the cheaper Shimano range. I was watching a video earlier with a guy smashing a lead with their 13ft 3.75lb TX2 Intensity; have no idea what diameter line he was using but hitting just shy of 200yds, with a rod costing just under £100, that's pretty phenomenal.
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