Monday, October 26, 2009

Slippin'and slidin'

..so, I decided I REALLY needed a switchrod for my Asp-fishing on a big river. More so, my live would lose all its meaning if I didn't get one fast. So I build a rod, made a few shootingheads and this started the whole doublehanded thing for me.
All in all switchroddin’ has been great fun from the start but while fishing I have to strip a large part of my shootinghead inside the rings to fish a piece of river efficiently. That poses me with an interesting challenge: How do I cast the line out to the horizon without as little effort and as quickly as possible. For this I made up a sort-of Tongario-rollcast mutation to at get the entire head out of the rings but it was far from pretty. And it was noisy to! Not good...
There had to be a better way to get things done and let you me tell you all, there is! A friend told me about this cast and I thought I'd share it with you. The cast has been invented by Juergen Friesenhahn and he calls it the snap-slip-spey.
Watch the inventor cast and give it a try for yourself...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

if the reader is interested, how this castingmodule, especially the linehandling functions, have a look at "The Loop" - Magazine Winter 2009 from Fedflyfishers. There you'll find a desrciption en detail.

Best

Juergen Friesenhahn