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   Old Thread  #20 13 Sept 2021 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We were lucky, on the sailing resi near us (Debdale Manchester) there were/are boys at 120 yard and 150 yards that we zapped with a laser finder, very handy indeed indeed

Its surprising how far 120 is in reality
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   Old Thread  #19 13 Sept 2021 at 9.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If you are determined to cast and fish at long/extreme ranges then yes you need suitable gear. But unless you have good technique it doesn't matter how good/expensive your gear is you won't get there.
Get good tuition, and not just a couple of hours. It will save you a fortune in the long run. An awful lot of people spout an awful lot of tosh about casting.
My bit of advice is youre a carp fisherman not a tournament caster. Don't lose sight of the fishing.
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   Old Thread  #18 13 Sept 2021 at 8.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And equipment can't overcome poor technique.....
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   Old Thread  #17 13 Sept 2021 at 8.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Casting to a marker on a field is great practice & of course can be measured far more accurately. Casting 30 wraps of line is not the same as 120 yards in a straight line.
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   Old Thread  #16 12 Sept 2021 at 9.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree with the below, you need to sort 99%of it yourself and that's the rewarding bit

Get your marker out At 120 then with a decent leader and 4oz lead see go

Biggest mistake is not giving your tackle the big one and not compressing your rod properly but that will come

After that level line casting is the next conundrum to master

Fishing consistently at over 120 yards is not as easy made out

130 then 140 are very very good chucks with a bait on.

Once you have mastered the 120 maybe then have a look at a lesson

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   Old Thread  #15 12 Sept 2021 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Casting isnít just about out and out distance though, having tuition will also teach you how to put it where you want it accurately. No point having all the gear for casting distance if you put it 10 or 20 yards away from where you want it half the time.

I would also be willing to bet that someone with great technique will be able to put their bait out further and with greater accuracy with a 2.75 TC rod, 3oz lead and 0.35 mono straight through than someone with wonky technique and a big rod.
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   Old Thread  #14 12 Sept 2021 at 6.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If your not using kit suitable for long distance casting then what's the point of getting tuition on high end kit casting long distances?.....

Waste of money IMO. Get some suitable kit and take it from there.. If you then need tuition then go for it Tuition can't overcome unsuitable equipment..
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   Old Thread  #13 12 Sept 2021 at 8.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Most places that give tutorials you can take your own stuff so what your learning with is what your use
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   Old Thread  #12 12 Sept 2021 at 8.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
All well and good getting lessons with a tutor using high end kit as you'll have the technique but unless you have adequate equipment you won't be able to utilise your skills.

I'd suggest ensuring your kit is adequate and practice yourself first, if you feel you still need help then tutor away.

This does not mean getting a set of £400+ ea high end rods and mags either. A decent casting rod can be brought for less than £100 and just about any large spooled pit reel will suffice used with a tapered line or a leader. The korda 12lb 0.33 diameter tapered mainline or similar diameter tapered lines cast well and are strong enough for all but extreme location's/conditions.
Using 0.40 line straight through limits everybody's range.
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   Old Thread  #11 11 Sept 2021 at 6.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Oliver,

A "named" angler where I was living once told me that the best money he ever spent on fishing was casting lessons. Rods, reels, line etc have a finite life, but the lessons he took were a lifetime investment
Something to ponder maybe

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   Old Thread  #10 11 Sept 2021 at 6.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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. . .kind of - he takes you through several steps (after looking at your 'regular' carpers cast) and then works towards the step.

Hand/Body position and rocking / weight forward is the initial thing to master, together with snap and releasing at the right moment . . .I found the resting feet position very unbalanced at first.

He then works on handspeed and the push pull movement in conjunction with weight transfer . . .

Its a bit like a golf swing lesson . . .most of us can hit it but when body mechanics (and bad habits) are adjusted it feels totally alien at first . . .
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   Old Thread  #9 11 Sept 2021 at 6.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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One guy on here mentioned that Terry had taught him the linked stance. Terry taught me his normal stance when I went to see him. I could never get on with it even though I was hitting 150yds or so with 16lb mono straight through. Tried the stance I linked to, much better, added 20yds to my cast with a shock leader, think I'd changed line to 15lb Syncro XT. Don't know how much a difference the two lines made it all as they were the same dia.

One thing I will say about fishing at range, anything over say an arbitrary 120yds is a serious pain in the arse. For fishing singles at showing fish it's a great tool in your armoury, putting a decent bed of bait around three or four rods can be a proper c.nt, and then there's the wind that ball's it all up. You might have been pre baiting at 150yds and got 20kg in during the week...good times, and then when you come to fish you get a 30mph side wind, so much sadface, no cigar 🤬
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   Old Thread  #8 10 Sept 2021 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did TE teach using the technique in the earlier video on this thread?
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   Old Thread  #7 10 Sept 2021 at 11.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Will echo that - I had a session with TE a couple of weeks ago . . .

I'm a self confessed sh*te caster but first chuck with my own 12ft 3.25 TX2 (not my normal day to day rods - use these for beachcaster floater fishing only) with 0.37 straight through I hit 110yards with a 3oz lead!

Managed to hit 145yds with his budget eastern european 13ft rod and my bigpit with 0.37 and a 4oz by the end of the session . . .the technique was a little alien at first and def room for further improvement - the man is a genius!
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   Old Thread  #6 10 Sept 2021 at 9.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Agreed with all that has been mentioned.

The key for me was confidence. Having the confidence to really compress and crank up the rod with power, you can have all the technique in the world but ultimately it's the power that you put through that blank gets you the distance.

My mate went on the TE tuition for half a day. What Terry taught in a few hours was gold dust, you really have to see that guy in the flesh to see how much power he generates, youtube vis doesn't do it justice. If you have a few quid to spare, get yourself onto one those.

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