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any advice on how to inprove casting accuracy?casting in the yard and in a boat is a lot diffrent.also advice on underhand roll cast,skipping baits.

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If you practice in your yard get yourself a stool to stand on that will be about the height you are above the water. This will keep you from developing release points that are incorrect. Just research prior post that have discussed the different cast. They have all been covered many times. Good luck.

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If you practice in your yard get yourself a stool to stand on that will be about the height you are above the water. This will keep you from developing release points that are incorrect. Just research prior post that have discussed the different cast. They have all been covered many times. Good luck.

very good advice.  However if you fish from the shore, you should practice with your feet on the ground.  ;D

Developing that accuracy takes quality, focused practice. What I mean by this is have a target vs. just making mindless casts or pitches.  When you miss the mark, ask what went right and wrong and then make adjustments.

It really is very similar to throwing a ball at a target, regardless of throwing it under or overhand.  Think about it. Your eyes view the target, your brain makes the calculation and your body goes through the motions to throw the ball.

When you pitch underhand, hold the bait in the hand that is not holding the rod at about waist height and have the rod at about parallel to the earth or slightly pointed toward the earth.

Release the weight and just feel the weight as it swings on its semicircular  trajectory.  Don't let your thumb go yet. Just feel that weight as it moves... back and forth, back and forth... the weight swings down, then back up (away from you) then back down and back up (now toward you). You will develop a sense as to when to actually let your finger off.

Then at some point, perhaps when the weight is around the point of head back up away from you where you will find the time to release your finger. I say finger instead of thumb because the same mechanics apply when pithching with a spinning reel.

It is at that point you move your rod from that somewhat parallel postition to upward with a flick of your wrist.

Lastly, stop the spool from spinning (casting reel) right before the weight lands.

Pretty soon you'll be doing this without even holding the lure every time. You'll just pitch cast, reel up line, point your rod up to make the lure swing toward you and then go through the motions making the next pitch without holding the bait. It just feels cool doing that. :)

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I prefer to make long casts. Pitching/flipping wastes the battery, stealth, and my nerves. I'm surgical with an overhand cast, I stay about fifty feet back from pads and shallow grass when I go punching. If you want to impress the few girls on the lake who think pitch/flip looks cool be my guest, I can tell you that a well placed long cast will catch more fish anyday. Try a punch pull method for accuracy, I dont know what skipping is, but it sound like another gimmick made up by some idiot who cant sidearm a dock cast.

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