Notes on casting

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Old Man River
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Mr B wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:53 pm
Old Man River wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:01 pm And here is an example of how saltwater anglers used to cast a Scarborough centrepin reel .In the below clip, the reels are what is called a Scarborough Oil Bath reel, quite an rarity these days. The drum ran on a spindle and bush that was encased in an oil bath .



Not for the fainthearted, I can imagine the queue at A&E of men with fractured knuckles.

As a matter of interest, I do a lot of saltwater angling, both boat and shore, and there is still a chap uses similar tackle fishing Filey Brigg, now he can swing a lead,and catch fish despite his age.


I will stick with my fixed spools and multipliers where salt water is concerned I think.


David.
Really enjoyed that!!!
I would love to give it a go...
I have a couple of low mounted reel seats that I use with my side cast Alveys... this though is a different ball game.
I would love to get my hands on one if them old oil bath reels.
Thanks for posting that... so interesting so many different casting techniques nation wide.
Ps.... and they looked in pretty good shape for a bunch of pipe smoking boozers!
Good times.


I have a big Alvey with a stainless backplate similar or maybe even identical to yours Mr B, although your rod looks more suited to it than mine. When I was last in Australia I watched a big rather muscular looking chap using a big sidecast Alvey, he made it look like he was waving a wand around. :whistle: .
I used my Albbey with a veteran Conoflex DC5 semi carbon with an alloy Butt. The Alvey has been retired as it is such a big heavy unwieldy thing, even used Reel down as they were designed for.
The Alvey is now in the cabinet alongside several other large vintage stainless / alloy / Tufnol saltwater centrepins .
I must admit I never even considered casting a Scarborough reel .

David
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Re: Notes on casting

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Interesting viewing David, thank you for posting that video :Hat: Does anyone know what distances were achieved by these big 'pin casting setups?

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No idea Alastair, but I can say that watchng the chap on Filey Brigg who still uses the above techniques , he gets somewhere around 30-50 yards without really trying , which is all you need there ,no idea what somebody with more muscle and technique could do.

David
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Re: Notes on casting

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Liphook wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:54 pm Interesting viewing David, thank you for posting that video :Hat: Does anyone know what distances were achieved by these big 'pin casting setups?
I don't know about big pins, in casting tournaments the reels used weren't usually larger than 3¾".
"It is very neat, and is said to be liked by those who have tried it. It works inside the butt, as it were." R.B. Marston, July 1883.

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Light Bait-Casting from the Reel by Alfred Holden Illingworth
March 30th 1907.

Illingworth explains the invention and utility of the reel that bears his name.


Fishing at home & abroad by Sir Herbert Maxwell, 1913

Maxwell discusses the American single-handed cast, the Schooling double-handed overhead cast, and the Nottingham side-swing. Also casting from a tray, a Malloch (side-caster), and the Illingworth.
"It is very neat, and is said to be liked by those who have tried it. It works inside the butt, as it were." R.B. Marston, July 1883.

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