Sunday, 22 June 2014

LRF Casting with Yoji Sato

Recently my friend Yoji made some casting videos to help those with their lrf game and he has given me permission to use them on my blog, I hope you find them useful. I will also include Yoji's own words as he does such a fine job explaining.

"When casting with light lures and lines on LRF rods you dont need to push the rod out with brute force. the best way to cast is using the flex of the rod. having a quick take back or back cast is the key to attain maximum distance and accuracy. watch how where i stop the rod and where i release the line. the easiest way to become accurate is to start straight ahead bring the rod up straight and back down straight. there is no need to "push" the rod down or to really pull the rod back behind you in exaggerated fashion. just using the rods flex will get you enough distance.

DO NOT use a lure over the listed lure weight with this type of cast. in fact i would stay away from using heavy lures in this fashion for any fast tapered rod. for most LRF applications this way of casting is perfect.

In video 1 you can see the standard overhead cast. watch how much i load the rod. this is with a 2g craw style lure. this is actually pretty heavy for most applications for me with LRF."

"In video 2 you can see the same with a different background."

"In video 3 you can see the same concept applied to side handed casts. side handed casts are used when you want to approach a overhanging structure or when there is high wind to keep the lure low and fast to not allow the wind to take too much line or alter the course of the lure. 
during side casts notice that I tilt the reel to the side too. this is to maintain that straight back and forth motion. "

Pretty useful videos I think you'd agree. I rarely actually cast one handed but the same principles apply.

Many thanks to Yaminomusuko Dakara AKA Yoji for both making and allowing me to feature these on the blog.

Tight lines