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Michael Round

Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« on: 27/07/2018 at 12:58 »
Is my Sage One suitable for what I am  I'm trying to do?
My hobby is fly casting, it used to be fly fishing until I developed Essential Tremor and now I'm
unable to tie on fly's or leaders. But  I still enjoy the casting. My aim is  to cast a full line 30 yards or more.
Using a Michael Evens twin line size 7-8 I can cast 25 yards using my self taught Double Haul.
I have a GT 125 7 wt line that I'm trying at the moment. It give nice presentation but I am unable to hold enough
line in the air to get much  distance.  Would I be better selling my Sage that is very stiff and trying a more flexible rod.
Suggestions please.
Sorry about my ramblings.

Will Shaw

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #1 on: 27/07/2018 at 15:02 »
Your rod will cast a line as far as you will ever want it to go.

Different people may have different opinions on the line you use (Id put a 6wt on it), but the best thing you can do to get beyond 25yds is to get a lesson from a good qualified instructor.

This will get you on the right track, with a good ideas of the right things to practice. The next thing is to practice, a lot.

With the right support and regular practice, your aim of chucking a fly line 30yds plus should be eminently doable.

All the best.

Will

Mike Barrio

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #2 on: 27/07/2018 at 15:43 »
Thanks Will ...... I fully agree :z16

A 'one to one' with a good instructor will help to find the technique that suits you and then practice, practice and more practice.

Best wishes
Mike

Michael Round

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #3 on: 28/07/2018 at 09:01 »
Thanks guys, I've been practicing 7-8 hours a week but obviously the wrong things.
Good  casting instructors are a bit thin on the ground in the Midlands, but after much searching 
I think I've found one who's going to be in touch next week.  Thanks again. 

Mike Barrio

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #4 on: 28/07/2018 at 09:21 »
You are going to have this event on your doorstep in a few weeks time Michael https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8243.0 ..... might be worth popping along to watch :wink

Michael Round

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #5 on: 28/07/2018 at 16:44 »
Thanks Mike,  should meet some interesting people there as well as getting idea of whats possible.

Will Shaw

Re: Should I sell my Sage One 9' 6wt ?
« Reply #6 on: 28/07/2018 at 20:41 »
Good stuff. Have you checked the AAPGAI website? I think there are a couple of good people within reach.

Cheers

Will