Casting to the left?

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Casting to the left?

Post by MT204 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:46 pm

In the last few days I have read a couple of articles and posts (one on the site) talking to the fact that their casts were going to the left and the cause was the friction adjust was off.
I had never heard of that, if in fact it's true why would this happen.
Would it matter if one was casting left or right handed?

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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by ShimanoFan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:32 pm

MT204 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:46 pm
the cause was the friction adjust was off.
Could you please explain further or provide a link to the article?
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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:28 pm

Generally speaking. If you are casting right handed, with a side arm/partial side arm cast, and you are pushing lower limits of the rod the cast is going to want to go left of target, pushing the upper limits of a rod, the cast is going want to go right. Opposite theory for opposite handed casts. This can be remedied several ways. 1. Compensating by hedging one direction or the other of target. 2. Adjustments to the braking profile 3. Utilizing a lure/bait that is well within the rods stated range. (keeping in mind some rods do not have accurate ratings). Or a combination of the 3.. :D

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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by Slazmo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:54 pm

If your a right handed caster like myself.

Swing arc in the cast vs the release point and tip direction pointed at area of cast will affect the lures accuracy.

If the spool friction knob is over tightened you could deduct that the rod tip and the lure won't act in a normal way and the lure will want to continue in its arc motion from the tip, as line won't release off the reel effortlessly.

Hence why so many of the old guard lure casters here cast overhead and the reel flat to the centreline of the body (straight line casting)... Some have deducted that it puts more pressure on the spool end than on the bearings themselves making an effort less cast and more accurate...?

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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by slipperybob » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:29 am

It goes left because I am inducing that leftness...
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish

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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by ShimanoFan » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:01 pm

slipperybob wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:29 am
It goes left because I am inducing that leftness...
=D>
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Re: Casting to the left?

Post by tmd11111 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:31 pm

Always left because I'm never right.

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