Good Centre pin casting video

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Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Robbi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:58 pm

I know this isn't Wallace casting but it does look rather good, does anyone cast like this ?

I,ii have to give it a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAUHV1qAk8
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Snape » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:31 pm

I came across this video a while back and it looks like a really good cast but I can't see how it works.
He appears to release the spool whilst still on the back cast so I can't see how the weight changes direction and flies forwards.
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Snape » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:32 pm

Snape wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:31 pm
I came across this video a while back and it looks like a really good cast but I can't see how it works.
He appears to release the spool whilst still on the back cast so I can't see how the weight changes direction and flies forwards (see my comment at the top which he never replied to).
I love to hear from someone who has succeeded at doing it.
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Robbi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:38 pm

My thoughts as well Snape but I think I've got it figured :)

As he's half way through the back swing I think he releases some of his finger pressure on the spool to get line running and spool turning but still retaining enough pressure to allow the rod to load a bit before the forward swing and full release of finger pressure at the required moment.

Bet I could end up in an awful mess but he does make it look very simple.
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by OldTackle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:01 pm

Hmmm...rocket science comes into my mind. A bit too much rocket science. And is that a table tennis ball he uses as weight??
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Penninelad » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:30 am

I have watched this before in my constant search to get away from the "grommit" cast that I have to use.I will give a try but I think he is using a fairly heavy lure which enables him to load the rod and set the spool moving.
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Paul D » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:45 am

Snape wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:31 pm
I came across this video a while back and it looks like a really good cast but I can't see how it works.
He appears to release the spool whilst still on the back cast so I can't see how the weight changes direction and flies forwards.
I love to hear from someone who has succeeded at doing it.
I agree, it works but I can't see how? Whatever he's doing he makes it look effortless.
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Michael » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:06 am

I mentioned in the line guard posting, that I've trying to perfect the cast. I`m getting there slowly and Yes it does seem counter-intuitive, but it works, once you've loaded the rod* and I`m using a ½oz- 1oz weight...

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=23639&p=319364&hil ... rd#p319364

Here's another You Tube posting that maybe of assistance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZyDgKZEgQE

* I`m not actually using a cane rod...
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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Bobby Marlene » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:00 am

Many steelhead fishers are absolute masters of the centrepin. A joy to look at. Bobby

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Re: Good Centre pin casting video

Post by Reedling » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 am

Some time back I gave this method a try with various floats/weights, it never worked for me the float just landed at my feet and the line over run. In sea fishing you have a similar cast which is called the pendulum but you keep your thumb firmly clamping the spool on the way back.

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