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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2019, 9:25 am 
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Using the top hand for power instead of as a fulcrum is the most common mistake I see when watching people cast 2-handed rods. I know using the lower hand for power was (continues when I get tired) the hardest thing for me to build into my casting stroke.

Check out this video if you have 5-minutes to spare on a snow day.

https://youtu.be/MfaIaHnHbzU


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2019, 8:13 am 
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Thanks for posting this. For me, I like the way he described it better than others I have watched. I think it may also be helpful that he's in a casting pond versus a river where my mind thinks too much about the conditions others are casting in.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2019, 10:56 am 
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Braggsbay, You're welcome. I found that the bottom hand is a big key to rolling your leader out instead of it crashing in a pile out there.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2019, 2:29 pm 
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Great video Mike. I need more instruction on my spey casting, but I'm a far cry from the nightmare of 2006 at Solon. That subtle move with the bottom hand along with the extension of the rod makes a huge difference. Of course, cheating with Skagit heads help too.... :mrgreen:


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