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Post by eccles » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:01 am

Roger still ain't got it quite right - he is holding his arms much too low on the initial swing and if he did that on our steep sloping beaches, he would be dragging the sinker along the shingle. Have a look at Neil Mackellow's vid instead - much better style: http://neilmackellow.sea-angler.org/otg.html Actually Roger the Lodger looks a bit like me (arrrrgh) but I would not be wearing those gay boy red shorts!



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Post by Bread » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:27 am

eccles wrote: but I would not be wearing those gay boy red shorts!
you'd be wearing those gay boy blue shorts!

:D

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Post by eccles » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:51 am

Nope, ain't got any shorts, usually wear gay boy bright blue cords but you were close.

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Post by Nemesis_SLR » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:17 pm

anyway its was my first time trying to pendulum! and the puff of smoke was in fact my thumb burning >:) god the delightful pain! actually it was water coming off the reel. thing is that was a 150 yard cast into a force 4 headwind. i measured it cause i am so sad about things like that! :P

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Post by stuartdv » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:51 pm

Say what you will about his technique not being right but at the end of the day Mortimore was UKSF champion twice so I reckon he pretty much knows what he's doing despite the shorts- granted his starting point for his OTG technique is different in that his body & left elbow is lower than Mackellow's but the lead should still take off pretty much as soon as the rod starts to move rather than dragging along the shingle. However I was taught the same technique as Mackellow for OTG which nicely leads me onto my point that to be honest Viffer- and i've said it before- it's a much better use of your time and effort to get yourself a casting lesson from an instructor.

You'll get taught the right technique from the beginning and save yourself a load of grief on the beach

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Post by concrete » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:03 pm

stuartdv wrote:Say what you will about his technique not being right but at the end of the day Mortimore was UKSF champion twice so I reckon he pretty much knows what he's doing despite the shorts- granted his starting point for his OTG technique is different in that his body & left elbow is lower than Mackellow's but the lead should still take off pretty much as soon as the rod starts to move rather than dragging along the shingle. However I was taught the same technique as Mackellow for OTG which nicely leads me onto my point that to be honest Viffer- and i've said it before- it's a much better use of your time and effort to get yourself a casting lesson from an instructor.

You'll get taught the right technique from the beginning and save yourself a load of grief on the beach


I've met Roger several times and once had a casting lesson with him in the Channel Islands. I wish my casting was as bad as his :D

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