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I see a lot of people saying that they can cast their baitcaster a "country mile" and I am just curious as to what that means to them and what would be a good target distance for casting might be?I believe on average I can cast my baitcaster MAYBE 35-40 yards, sometimes 45-50 with the wind but I am very new to baitcasting, is that a good casting distance? What distance does a proficient bass fisherman strive for? 

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I see a lot of people saying that they can cast their baitcaster a "country mile" and I am just curious as to what that means to them and what would be a good target distance for casting might be?I believe on average I can cast my baitcaster MAYBE 35-40 yards, sometimes 45-50 with the wind but I am very new to baitcasting, is that a good casting distance? What distance does a proficient bass fisherman strive for? 

Casting distance is actually a fairly easy mathematical equation:  y=fn/2+10

Where Y=number of yards

fn=fisherman's yardage estimate

In all honesty- a lot depends on- weight of lure, aerodynamics of lure, type of line, diameter of line, length of rod, and way way way down the ladder of importance- brand of reel. 

It sounds like you are off to a good start and doing just fine, especially if you say you are newer to BC's.

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Accuracy and stealth trumps distance in most situations in my book.  As far as distance goes, i have measured my casts and can get 50 yards pretty easily but rarely do unless i am chucking it hard when throwing cranks or swim baits.

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The longest distance I can cast a particular lure. :smiley:

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To me a country mile = 1 mile...in the country  :wink2:

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This is what David Fritts says the average reel will cast. Hope this "youtube" post.

 

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That is better than fine, that's very good !!!!!

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Mr. Fritts looks & sounds like his booth at the convention center may have been in close proximity to the Corn Mash Stand.

 

A-Jay

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a country mile to me usually means i was d**n proud of that cast haha

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a country mile to me usually means i was d**n proud of that cast haha

 Now that's a d%$#@d good answer.

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 Now that's a d%$#@d good answer.

+1

 

I think it is relative term, not absolute term.

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Country Mile for fishing purposes = 140 feet

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I usually do not use that terminology I just look at whoever is fishing with me that day and say " So did you just see that"?

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Mr. Fritts looks & sounds like his booth at the convention center may have been in close proximity to the Corn Mash Stand.

 

A-Jay

 "There is no such thing, but your looking at it"

 

No finer words have been spoken. The fact that comments have been disabled on the video is never a good sign. 

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Accuracy and stealth trumps distance in most situations in my book.  As far as distance goes, i have measured my casts and can get 50 yards pretty easily but rarely do unless i am chucking it hard when throwing cranks or swim baits.

 

 

Yep.  A 10 yard pitch that lands quietly in the 8" gap between a seawall and piling is much more impressive than slinging a 3/4 oz Aruka shad 75 yards.

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a country mile isnt really a set distance. kinda like wayne p said its "way over thar". just means basically a good amount of distance..

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a country mile to me usually means i was d**n proud of that cast hah

 

 

This answer just ----> :Rocker:

 

:respect-040:

 

In Mexico we have an expression that means a lot of things: LA CHINGADA, it also applies to distances, so whe you say : "lo mandé a casa de la chingada" it means it was a very long cast.

 

If Star Wars were filmed in Mexico the opening would have said:

 

"En una galaxia en casa de la chingada ...... "

 

Instead of saying

 

"In a galaxy far, far away"

 

Actually "a la chingada o en la chingada" means it´s gazillion miles away, yeah, THAT FAR. :eyebrows:

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This is my understanding of it. “Over yander” = still within eyesight. Example: See my hat right "over yander". 5 “over yanders” = a stones throw. Example: It's only "a stones throw away". 3 “stones throws” = a piece. Example: “He lives just up the road “a piece”. 4 “a piece’s” = “A country mile”.

Don’t expect me to explain how far a hop, skip and a jump are.

 

While on the discussion of distance. After moving to the middle of nowhere several years ago. I was going to help a guy I had met with some equipment he needed repaired. When I asked for directions he told me to stop at the gas station on the edge of town and get a six pack. Then head south out of town, right after you toss the third beer can out the window turn left. You'll know it when you see the pile of cans on the corner, he said.

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They way a country mile was described to me was the distance between roads when you get out in the farm lands or country. it was said that the plots of land were originally devided into square miles give or take... when it comes to fishing I think anything over about 50 yds would be a very long cast and or a "country mile" that being said casting a weightless senko 25 yards is heck of a cast unless a strong tail wind. especially with casting equipment. 

 

Mitch

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Thanks for all the info, I hop I can get proficient at casting longer distances along with stealthy. This cold weather has to quit.

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