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Practice rod
« on: August 30, 2013, 16:08:30 PM »
First of all Hi, I have just started in this sport and joined the forum today (and after buying 3 lines from Mike....)#

Being a newbie, I have been watching quite a few clips on You tube (mainly parts of the DVD 'casts that catch fish', and some show practice casting with a short stick and line to get the arm positioning and wrist action perfected.

Have any of you guys made a home made practice rod, and what did you use?

Thanks

Geoff

Jim Eddie

Re: Practice rod
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 16:47:00 PM »
Welcome to the forum Geoff,not sure about building a practice rod, but Orvis do these

http://www.orvis.co.uk/store/product.aspx?pf_id=4y6a

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Lasse Karlsson

Re: Practice rod
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 18:41:29 PM »
Hi Geoff

Welcome  :z16

A rod tip will do fine for indoor practice. Difficult part is getting a good practice line..

If you want to buy, go for the original http://www.balticflyfisher.com/acatalog/Micro_Practice_Rod.html  :wink

Cheers

Ben_D

Re: Practice rod
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 20:37:19 PM »

If you want to buy, go for the original http://www.balticflyfisher.com/acatalog/Micro_Practice_Rod.html  :wink

Cheers

Thought the Wulff Fly-O was the original Lasse?  :z7 

The Echo Micro Practice Rod linked above is definitely the one to go for, the line is a bit light on the Orvis rod however the finish is very nice!

Cheers

Ben

Lasse Karlsson

Re: Practice rod
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 22:08:18 PM »
Thought the Wulff Fly-O was the original Lasse?  :z7 

Cheers

Ben

Hi Ben

Ha! Have you ever cast the fly-o? Nice little broomstick with a fluff line  :z16

But yes, that one was probably the original, then the Mel-o, and the Tim found a good substitute for a flyline  :wink

Cheers
Lasse

Ben_D

Re: Practice rod
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 22:32:25 PM »
Only really used the MPR to any extent, one of the best toys I ever bought.  Never tried the Wulff or Krieger equivalent.  Cast something that Will Shaw made up years back that was quite good too.  FK what it was but it had some plaited line made out of skipping rope or something!

Anyone buying an MPR should be aware that the standard line needs cutting before attaching to mono and throwing down a tape and that the line gets kinda heavy when it's wet  :z4

Ben


 




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