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Topic: How to cast without flipping the kayak?  (Read 2160 times)

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dwwestesq

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I can see flycasting as 2-4 weight rod in a kayak, no problem.  I can also maybe see casting with a 5 or 6 weight rod, though maybe you need to cast in line with the length of the boat.  But how do you cast a 7,8, or higher wieght rod without flipping the boat? 


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So far I've never had a problem .I always hold my rod at an angle when I cast and not directly overhead. I also have a saying--when in doubt straddle, stick those feet in the water instant outriggers. I've cast rods as large as a ten weight no problem yet.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2006, 12:12:03 PM by Paddle and flies »
Why Do I paddle a kayak instead of a float tube or a pontoon boat? I like seeing where I'm going not where I've been!
Paddle safe and wrap'em tight.
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relax and double haul when you cast.
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dwwestesq

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I think I will work on patting my head and rubbing my stomache at the same time.

Okay, it probably is not too hard once you try it. I just was trying to imagine flycasting from the kayak I don't have until Friday.

Thanks.


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Hey Don , just get out on the water and try some single haul cast. strip out some line and cast Roll cast until your comfortable. Believe it or not when I'm fishing close to cover these are the techniques I use.
Why Do I paddle a kayak instead of a float tube or a pontoon boat? I like seeing where I'm going not where I've been!
Paddle safe and wrap'em tight.
Rickey Noel Mitchell http://www.paddleandflies.com


dwwestesq

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Thanks, guys. I am not really worried and was trollling to see if you had some special techniques - trying for a litttle humor - and apparently little humor is exactly wht I achieved!

Having flyfished from a canoe for years I am not expecting any particular problem (and I could never double haul very well even wading or on dry land).

Thanks again.


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Actually the time you spent in a canoe will make a big difference in the comfort zone when you start casting from a kayak. One thing you will want to practice particuarly in a Hobie is good line control.
I look forward to hearing some sailing experiences from you. I haven't had a chance but from what Dan Mangus at Hobie told me those turbo fins will work like bike gears meaning they'll be harder to peddle but excellent for long distance paddling.
Why Do I paddle a kayak instead of a float tube or a pontoon boat? I like seeing where I'm going not where I've been!
Paddle safe and wrap'em tight.
Rickey Noel Mitchell http://www.paddleandflies.com