Casting styles...

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Casting styles...

Post by bio-haul » Tue Apr 13 2021 20:23

I present the wonderful Greg Ovens. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/NUbMMIDeCCY?list=PL5nq ... r4QU&t=317

Anyone come across other 'unusual' casting?

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Post by Will Smith » Tue Apr 13 2021 20:28

How can anyone be so cack-handed :laughs:

He casts like a three year old girl.

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Post by Sean Roberts » Tue Apr 13 2021 20:49

He's worse than Matt Hayes and he's cack handed.

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Post by bio-haul » Tue Apr 13 2021 21:20

Will Smith wrote: ↑
How can anyone be so cack-handed :laughs:

He casts like a three year old girl.

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Seen plenty of what I call 'cack handed right handers' , especially in US, where they cast with right, then reel with right.
I know,i know, it's how you're taught & what works for you - just looks odd & inefficient to my eyes.

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Post by Mike J » Wed Apr 14 2021 10:27

Worse Ive ever seen is using a fixedspool upside down.
Almost as bad Is right arm casting then changing the rod to the left side to wind the reel handle with the right hand.

:scratch:

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Post by JohnCopeman » Wed Apr 14 2021 10:32

Is there an echo in here ??

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Post by Mark Phillips » Thu Apr 15 2021 19:19

Exactly how one of my mates' missis casts when carp fishing. I'm under strict instruction never to take the p**s out of it (I do still have a sly chuckle). Robson Green - there's a fella who can cast :eek: :laughs:
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Post by suffolk si » Thu Apr 15 2021 21:34

Bob Mortimer always makes me laugh when I see him cast , bless him, not that he cares lol

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Post by Carlperkins » Sat Apr 17 2021 08:18

He can’t even stand up πŸ˜‚
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Post by jimmy minors » Sat Apr 17 2021 12:37

Mark Phillips wrote: ↑
Exactly how one of my mates' missis casts when carp fishing. I'm under strict instruction never to take the p**s out of it (I do still have a sly chuckle). Robson Green - there's a fella who can cast :eek: :laughs:
When he first started out he was cringeworthy but after umpteen years of trying and a few million quid he became a half decent caster
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Post by bio-haul » Mon Jun 21 2021 13:19

Mike J wrote: ↑
Worse Ive ever seen is using a fixedspool upside down.
Almost as bad Is right arm casting then changing the rod to the left side to wind the reel handle with the right hand.

:scratch:

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https://youtu.be/4vtluqyev3Q?t=134

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Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 21 2021 13:39

I wonder how many rods he's accidentally thrown in the water? :laughs:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 21 2021 14:02

bio-haul wrote: ↑
Mike J wrote: ↑
Worse Ive ever seen is using a fixedspool upside down.
Almost as bad Is right arm casting then changing the rod to the left side to wind the reel handle with the right hand.

:scratch:

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https://youtu.be/4vtluqyev3Q?t=134
:dizzy:

I'd like to see him playing a big fish with the reel like that! :laughs:

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Post by Mark Phillips » Mon Jun 21 2021 20:38

John Milford wrote: ↑
I wonder how many rods he's accidentally thrown in the water? :laughs:
You say that - many moons ago I was carp fishing on a lake which is located within a National Trust site... as I sat there, a small party of mongs accompanied by some carers rucked up. They gathered into a group along the bank close to where I was and much to my surprise, the carers started to dish out fishing gear. This is going back a bit, but the gear took the form of the Woolworths fishing kits - 6ft rod, a float, some line and hooks, etc. So, the carers set up their flock, threading line and baiting hooks with worms... they all looked very excited and everyone was having fun... then one of the carers demonstrated casting and they all then stepped up to the bank - first chap literally threw his rod into the drink like a javelin, the next one did the same and the third cast went backwards, ending up in a tree behind the fella. Then one of them pulled the worm off the hook and ate it. I am still laughing now I think back over it. But hey, they were p*****g themselves too - as for the carers, they didn't look so happy. LOL. I actually ended up lending a hand, even managing a few perch, they loved it. Anyway, it was hilarious.
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Post by stubbojo » Mon Jun 21 2021 22:12

Mark Phillips wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
I wonder how many rods he's accidentally thrown in the water? :laughs:
You say that - many moons ago I was carp fishing on a lake which is located within a National Trust site... as I sat there, a small party of mongs accompanied by some carers rucked up. They gathered into a group along the bank close to where I was and much to my surprise, the carers started to dish out fishing gear. This is going back a bit, but the gear took the form of the Woolworths fishing kits - 6ft rod, a float, some line and hooks, etc. So, the carers set up their flock, threading line and baiting hooks with worms... they all looked very excited and everyone was having fun... then one of the carers demonstrated casting and they all then stepped up to the bank - first chap literally threw his rod into the drink like a javelin, the next one did the same and the third cast went backwards, ending up in a tree behind the fella. Then one of them pulled the worm off the hook and ate it. I am still laughing now I think back over it. But hey, they were p*****g themselves too - as for the carers, they didn't look so happy. LOL. I actually ended up lending a hand, even managing a few perch, they loved it. Anyway, it was hilarious.
mark........ dont you mean they had downs syndrome ....

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Post by Flipflopjoe » Tue Jun 22 2021 12:40

suffolk si wrote: ↑
Bob Mortimer always makes me laugh when I see him cast , bless him, not that he cares lol
:laughs:
That’s exactly what I thought, it makes me chuckle every time I see him cast !!!

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Post by bio-haul » Thu Jun 24 2021 09:24

Not casting, but changing rod hand to pick up line. Looks odd to me or is this common?

https://youtu.be/3Zk_giBBWrE?t=98

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Post by Mike J » Thu Jun 24 2021 09:55

bio-haul wrote: ↑
Not casting, but changing rod hand to pick up line. Looks odd to me or is this common?

https://youtu.be/3Zk_giBBWrE?t=98

Never seen it before.

Fished around a bit and seen some superb anglers in action (worst was a Spaniard gilling a carp to unhook it).

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Post by davelumb » Thu Jun 24 2021 10:02

bio-haul wrote: ↑
Not casting, but changing rod hand to pick up line. Looks odd to me or is this common?

https://youtu.be/3Zk_giBBWrE?t=98
It's odd. But he is fishing for 'micro pike' which is even odder - unless he's fishing for bait.

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