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Offline ZAH 258

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Overhead Casting...
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:09:32 pm »
Hi everyone.

So I'm still new to fishing. Currently doing bank fishing and mainly for Carp. I have read through majority of the topics in the casting section and have noticed that there is no mention of overhead casting when bank fishing.

I would like to know what everyone's views are on this method. I feel that I am still able to load the rod properly. I need to work on my point of release though.


I have resorted to casting this way to keep my accuracy and avoid crossing other anglers line and have become quite comfortable doing so.

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Re: Overhead Casting...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 08:22:09 am »
ZAH 258

I have a very good DVD that I'm trying to get rid of on this topic. Unfortunately it is in Afrikaans. Outdoor Pages: Werp Sonder Moeite      R50

Let me know if your maybe interested.

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 08:31:52 am »
Overhead casting is one of the most accurate ways to cast and easy to learn.
I use this method for all casts up to about 100m, when a longer cast is required I use another casting style.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 12:28:43 pm »
@japie Thank you for your offer although afrikaans would not do me any good lol.

@Nooduck Surely it would be possible to cast more than 100m though? With some work on technique the principal of loading a rod and weight transfer during the cast could all be applied to the overhead cast as well right?

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 01:51:14 pm »
The principles of a good cast are a long arc and correctly timed whole body weight transfer.

If you look at your maximum arc in a straight overhead cast it is not particularly far. One can also not effectively "twist" your body to incorporate the legs and lats into a truly powerful cast.

Of course you need to weigh up the benefits of throwing 180m and missing your feeding spot or perhaps throwing 130m and consistently placing your baits in the same spot

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 12:26:00 pm »
Thanks HP. Makes a lot of sense to me. I'll stick to overhead for now and practice normal casting when I find myself in a spot where there arent any lines to cross lol

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 01:04:03 pm »
For overhead casting transfer of bodyweight from rear foot to front is critical.
Watch these:
Carp Fishing : Want to Cast 160 Yards: We'll show you how! Pt 1

Carp Fishing : Want to Cast 160 Yards - Part 2
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 05:14:37 pm by fishatic »

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Re: Overhead Casting...
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 07:29:24 am »
Thanks so much fishatic.

I'll try to put all of that in to practice when I go for my next session and will see how it goes.