Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.

Author Topic: Teach me to cast  (Read 3089 times)

Irwin

  • Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 1928

  • Offline
Teach me to cast
« on: February 17, 2009, 03:56:06 pm »
Basically 2 and half years ago my Cousin gave me and my brother a fishing rod each before we came back to Scotland after going fishing with him 2-3 times down at ceasers bay on his boat in NY. My problem is that the rod I was using in the us and the rod I have are completely different. The couple of times Ive been fishing its ended up in more drinking that fishing due to my mates  :devillol This is my rod its a black Beauty 2 with a penn captiva cv6000 reel, its about just over 6ft.

Also the reel has to positions this is the normall one where I can turn the reel.

And in this position it give a little resistance on the reel then goes back to the first position.

Really should have asked 2 and half years ago but I kinda lost my interest and was not the biggest fan of fish but now im getting back into eating fish and would like to capitalise on the fact that I live next to the sea.

Cheers for your help Irwin

Edit: What kind of reel is it?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 05:47:49 pm by Irwin »

WeTheArmed.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Outbreak

    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified Sig P-Series Armorer
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11465
    • Outbreak Monkey ^

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 06:42:41 pm »
    I'm no huge fisherman, but I know how to cast. You're going to hold the line just ahead of the reel between a finger and the rod. I usually use my index finger. You'll then move the reel to what you call the second position. That position allows the line to play out freely. As you cast, when the rod is forward, release the line you've been holding and the weight will carry the line out. Once it is in the water, you can either manually put the reel back in your first position, or you can crank the reel back in a bit to do that.

    You can practice your casting on land with no hook and a relatively heavy sinker on the end of the line.
    TexasOutbreak

    I take my coffee black...like my rifles.

    I absolutely despise Glocks. That's why I only own two.

    I'm glad that your chains rest lightly upon you. --JesseL

    Irwin

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1928

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 10:40:41 pm »
    Cheers outbreak gunna go and give it ago tomorrow, would have been in bed 3 hours ago but I stupidly took my reel apart to get the sand out and the flipping spring refused to go back in!!! Why is it everything I take apart has a stupidly placed spring that pops out and disappears for hours! Irwin

    seanp

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 4977
    • Redneck Canadian

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 03:41:35 pm »
    Cheers outbreak gunna go and give it ago tomorrow, would have been in bed 3 hours ago but I stupidly took my reel apart to get the sand out and the flipping spring refused to go back in!!! Why is it everything I take apart has a stupidly placed spring that pops out and disappears for hours! Irwin

    Murphy's Law.  Last year we had a guy come into the store looking for some parts for his Remington 870.  It was his first shotgun, and the first time he had taken it apart.  Unfortunately he had taken it apart during a duck hunt.  In a marsh.  With shells in the magazine.  Unscrewing the mag cap caused it, and the spring to shoot off into the water.  As he attempted to catch them, he bent over and the barrel fell off.  He couldn't find any of the parts in the muck.
    "Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave."
    The Road - Cormac McCarthy

    Outbreak

    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified Sig P-Series Armorer
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11465
    • Outbreak Monkey ^

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009, 03:48:02 pm »
    Murphy's Law.  Last year we had a guy come into the store looking for some parts for his Remington 870.  It was his first shotgun, and the first time he had taken it apart.  Unfortunately he had taken it apart during a duck hunt.  In a marsh.  With shells in the magazine.  Unscrewing the mag cap caused it, and the spring to shoot off into the water.  As he attempted to catch them, he bent over and the barrel fell off.  He couldn't find any of the parts in the muck.


     :devillol
    TexasOutbreak

    I take my coffee black...like my rifles.

    I absolutely despise Glocks. That's why I only own two.

    I'm glad that your chains rest lightly upon you. --JesseL

    Dave R

    • Junior Member
    • *
    • Posts: 66

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 12:26:56 am »
    From the picture, it looks like your handle is folded in the "carry" position, rather than the "use it" position.  The handle folds for more compact packing.

    If I'm right, then to unfold it, loosen the big nut opposite the handle until you can straighten the handle out.  Then tighten it back down to lock the handle in the open position.

    Irwin

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1928

    • Offline
    Re: Teach me to cast
    « Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 05:22:48 am »
    Aye on the other side you can unscrew it so the handle expands but its uncomfortable to use like that and harder to keep turning. Irwin

    Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.