Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

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Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby Hans Weilenmann » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:06 pm

Well, to be truthful there are a couple of fibs in the subject line (which I will clarify), but it did manage to draw you in for look, didn't it? :twisted: :mrgreen:

Ok, let me try again.

During a get-together at the Delaware River Club, in the summer of 2002, I had a play with a one of a kind 4-piece rod. Just came across the snaps and decided to share for a chuckle or two, even if the activity was serious enough.

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Examining the 4-piece Broomrod. Hmmmm.... I wonder whether this 4pc version is any stiffer than that 2pc I was eyeing only last week...

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Hmmm.... it does load nicely

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Generate some line speed - maintain loop control

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Setting up for delivery cast

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Shooting line

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There we go - right on the nail 8-)

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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:34 pm

Hans,

I know a guy who has a rod just like that. Drags it out at all the FAOL Fish-Ins. Did you cast the 6 or 8 weight rod?

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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby narcodog » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:35 pm

Good form there Hans
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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby Hans Weilenmann » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:45 pm

Ron,

This was the 8wt. The 6wt broom really was way too wimpy...

Narco,

Thanks 8-)

It is actually quite interesting and educational - and clearly divides the casters into two distinct camps. Either one can form a decent loop and generate line speed in spite of the rod, or one cannot. The second group hits a ceiling at 40-45' distance. The first group jumps to 75' and up. There is no middle ground.

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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:57 pm

It is a great teaching tool. Jc uses his to improve peoples double haul technniques. Your right, you can either cast the rod well or not.
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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:42 pm

HANS,
IMAGINE WHEN YOU HOOK A FISH! GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE QUALITY OF A ROD....
NICE AND STIFF! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! A GREAT CHUCKLE WAS HAD ON THIS END!
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Re: Just received a new rod - all psyched up!

Postby Soft-hackle » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:08 pm

I can see this rod requires a very sweeping action to cast out the line. :D I am surprised it does not come with an accompanying mop rod to clean out everything in the river. :lol:

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