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Can anyone help me out on this? Right now I just do the snap cast thing. I would like to try the ofg and hatteras casts. Or anything else you guys think I should try. Gotta practice up for next season!

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I use the ofg cast,,,I just leave the wieght on the sand behind me and leave about 4'-6' of line out,,,I create tension in the line behind me and let it rip,,,just recently started casting like this and have a noticed a increase in my distance,,,I have tried the hatteras cast but timing seems to be off, and more importantly, I get some seriuos birds nests,,,I never tried it with a spinning reel,,,I think hatteras outfitters has a video of the hatteras cast on there web site.

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Thanks Coop,

I think I will try the otg cast and see how that works out. Coop, I have noticed you throw conventional gear. Do you lay the line on the spool in straight coils on the retrieve? Or do you crisscross the line. I have heard that if you crisscross the line on the reel during the retrieve that you will get more distance and reduce backlashes. Thanks!

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If you wanna know how to cast far, take lessons from Coop, ErikE and CG.

I just got 2 nice stiff rods from Harbor Tackle. I have noticed a definate increase in distance because of the rods. Good luck!

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esoxangler, I lay the line in straight coils nice and even,,,I have been using conventional for a year and havent tried the criss cross pattern,,,blow ups happen but not very often, however, there are days where I have no sense of rythm and get some serious blow ups,,,I think a smooth power cast is critical for no blow ups,,,once you get jerky and timing gets screwed up you can end up with a nest,,,when I get tired late in the evening I tend to get a blow up now and then,,,I remember fishing with Sam for the first time and had blow up after blow up with my reel,,,It became quite comical,,,to say the least, I was quite embarrased,,,birds nest happen but I love conventional and will never go back to spinning for slinging bait from the shore.

I agree with Sam,,,rods can make a great difference in casting distance,,,I have some good economy rods and love them.

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