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I live on a hill & it makes practicing casting hard anyone got any advice ?  GodBless & Thanks

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Why not practice casting on the water ? Ponds are a good place to practice casting.. if I lived in Tennessee I'd be casting into the Tennessee River lol . 

Also I like using something cheaper when practicing casting.. like an in-line spinner or spoon. Not a 8 dollar crank bait. 

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24 minutes ago, Ghostshad said:

I live on a hill & it makes practicing casting hard anyone got any advice ?  GodBless & Thanks

You been getting your corn from a jar ?   

 

Just kidding ghostshad ,your from tennessee "Rocky Top" and its an unusual question .

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Practice plugs in different weights and a park.

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Just had back surgery , i cut the hook off of a swim jig , our pond is dry.

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Tie on a lead egg sinker of different weights. It'll come back nice and easy without getting hung up on anything on your hill. 

 

Mike

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Buy a 1/2 oz casting plug designed not to roll and twist your line when retrieved on lawns etc.

If a practice casting plug that cost less than a dollar is too expensive, use a swivel clip on whatever you use.

Tom

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I use a lure with a single hook (jig, spinnerbait) and put a piece of a small plastic worm over the hook. That way you get the feel of casting a lure of a specific weight safely. 

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Cast across the hill, not up and down.

 

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The jig with no hook that you're using is probably the best option without buying a casting plug. Get a pistol grip or other short rod and practice roll casting around the house. I do it and you can practice casting under and around things. Bonus if you have a cat or dog because you'll likely get to fight them a bit when they see whatever you're casting scooting across the floor. 

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On 11/8/2016 at 7:34 AM, scaleface said:

You been getting your corn from a jar ?   

 

Just kidding ghostshad ,your from tennessee "Rocky Top" and its an unusual question .

Have not thought of that song in YEARS!!! 

I agree with the suggestion of practicing on water, especially with a baitcaster.  Easy to tell when the lure hits, your line will be wound back tight, and your line will not get beat up.

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2 hours ago, Fisher-O-men said:

Have not thought of that song in YEARS!!! 

I agree with the suggestion of practicing on water, especially with a baitcaster.  Easy to tell when the lure hits, your line will be wound back tight, and your line will not get beat up.

If you are on the water you should be fishing!

Tom

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I try to save my body for the real thing!

if you ever fish more than 10 times a week you learn to let your body rest

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I take the hook off a lure. Practice pitching from back of the living room to the kitchen. I'm getting better all the time. 

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I cut couple of dowels down until they weighed 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 ounce. Screwed in some hook eyes with a little epoxy on them and that's what I use to practice casting. Works well and doesn't get hung up on anything on the retrieve. Also easy to get out of trees, which has been an issue for me lately. Been trying to practice casting parallel to/inside of the tree line since 99% of my fishing is from wooded shoreline. 

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On November 8, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Ghostshad said:

Just had back surgery , i cut the hook off of a swim jig , our pond is dry.

Be careful! Try to cast without turning of body. May be overhead. Not necessary to cast with full power - in most cases fish much closer that we sappose. I am adoring the fishing but IMHO - Healthy back much, much more important: you need it each second through whole life!. I made a lot of mistakes in young years and now with age they all remind me about.

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On 11/8/2016 at 7:19 AM, Ghostshad said:

I live on a hill & it makes practicing casting hard anyone got any advice ?  GodBless & Thanks

When I lived in an apartment, I used to practice at school football and baseball fields during the evenings and weekends when nobody was around.

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I try to stay in "shape" all season but especially during the hard water period.

:smiley:

Hook sets in the snow.jpg

A-Jay

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I just wish someone made a practice plug that didn't hang up on the grass.  I know you can fabricate something but I leave my rods rigged on my rack.  Egg sinkers and such aren't particularly attractive.

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flip and pitch in your driveway

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2 hours ago, The Bassman said:

I just wish someone made a practice plug that didn't hang up on the grass.  I know you can fabricate something but I leave my rods rigged on my rack.  Egg sinkers and such aren't particularly attractive.

You can make one yourself for next to nothing. Just need a dowel. Cut it down until it matches the weight you want, screw in a hook eye with some epoxy, and you're good to go. If you really want to get fancy, you can sand the edges down so it's all smooth. 

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Thanks.  Caught that on your earlier post.  Just being lazy and looking for something ready made.  I have taken fly/spinning bubbles and added a screw in the end.  That works pretty well.  I like to cast in my front yard next to our street which is busy.  It embarreses my wife.  She razzes me by asking if I've caught anything.  I tell her no but I got a few looks.

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On November 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM, Glenn said:

When I lived in an apartment, I used to practice at school football and baseball fields during the evenings and weekends when nobody was around.

The yard lines will keep you honest about casting distance. Take a hula hoop and use it for a target, lots fun and great place to practice...no trees!

Tom

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On 11/9/2016 at 0:43 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

The jig with no hook that you're using is probably the best option without buying a casting plug. Get a pistol grip or other short rod and practice roll casting around the house. I do it and you can practice casting under and around things. Bonus if you have a cat or dog because you'll likely get to fight them a bit when they see whatever you're casting scooting across the floor. 

This plus practice flipping & pitching! ;)

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