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is there any kind of technique to casting mid range swimbaits (1-4oz) i should know about before i go casting them and potentially damaging stuff? ;D

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You don 't "cast" a swimbait, you throw a swimbait, leave four to six inches of line between the swimbait and the rod tip, place one hand on the reel and the other one on the handle as far away as you can, swing the rod and let that sucker fly away.

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haha ok thanks! im gonna go practice with 2.5 oz of lead.

Be careful.  While that 2.5oz weight may give you a general feel for a lure that heavy, dont forget that you likely wont be able to cast a swimbait that far.

Also, your best practice is gonna come on the water.  Tie on your lure that you made and hit the ponds!!!

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You shoud have seen me trying to cast a hudd on burleys setup. I was trying to sling it like my normal baits, I can assure you that doesnt work.

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All you need is one of these rods! http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0048584122242a.shtml

Get the 8' Monster Heavy and you're good to up to 40oz!!! ;D

holy freakin crap!!! :)

well i made some nice slings with the 2.5oz bait. i casted almost all of my line out! i think i may need to upgrade to the 5500 in order to handle this 20lb mono.

but i think you're right, a swimbait will feel different than a lead weight.

i was amazed at the power that 2.5oz weight has when its initially released from the cast! :o

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On the heavier baits, it's more of a lob than a cast.

Agreed.

For me, it's much more of a side-arm lobbing motion than an over the head cast.

I find the best results when I leave ~12 inches of line between the rod tip and the bait

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Depends on the rod. The one that Alpster made me, if you try and lob a bait, it goes about 75ft. If you cast it  (snapping the wrist) i've got 250ft+ casts with 7 ounce baits.

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Wow. That is ~80 yds. d**n that is a bomb.

Well, I think Bizz is 6'7" and when you combine that with a rod that is around 8', you get the picture....

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Wow. That is ~80 yds. d**n that is a bomb.

Well, I think Bizz is 6'7" and when you combine that with a rod that is around 8', you get the picture....

After I cut 3 inches off Jays rod, it was still 8'4" long. You remember the 8' backbounce rod I was throwing the Hud with at Guntersville? Fourbiz's rod makes it look like a lightweight. It is far and away the heaviest freshwater rod I have built. That rod is a beast.

Ronnie

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Wow. That is ~80 yds. d**n that is a bomb.

Well, I think Bizz is 6'7" and when you combine that with a rod that is around 8', you get the picture....

After I cut 3 inches off Jays rod, it was still 8'4" long.  You remember the 8' backbounce rod I was throwing the Hud with at Guntersville? Fourbiz's rod makes it look like a lightweight. It is far and away the heaviest freshwater rod I have built. That rod is a beast.

Ronnie

Ronnie, that thing is a beast! I love it though. It spits out 12" biats like they didnt even exist. ;D

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I can't imagine throwing a 12 inch bait.  Yet.  I'm working my way up to those. :)

Happy casting the 8 inch Triple Trout.  I've always used more of a lob than a snap wrist cast though, the thought of having one of these lures get snapped off at the cast due to a line digging into itself doesnt settle to well with me...

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