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#1 Martin56

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:13 PM

I liked this Vid' (Below) so much, I thought I'd put it on here as a new thread.

 

(They're often lost within the many posts on someone else's Thread)

 

It explains in the first bit the difference between a "True Pin" & a "Bearing" type one.

 

One thing I never realised was that the "True" (solid steel pin) Centrepin spins more freely in the Horizontal plane & less so in the vertical which can be used to ones advantage - ie use it in the Horizontal on a slow flowing stream & vertical on a faster flow, to obtain a similar pull from the spool when "Trotting"

 

The Exact opposite applies with the "Bearing" Type. (Vertical is more free spinning. Horizontal is less so)

 

It also demonstrates the Wallis (or is it wallace?) cast, but don't stress out over that bit!! I've never mastered, or felt the need to ever use it. (1 Loop or 2 Loop casts are all I use)

 

Please watch till the end - it may even be a "Brush up" to iron out any bad habits for even the most experienced Pinners!!

 

Just watch the Vid' - All the stuff "What I Wrote" (Ernie) is in there!!

 

https://youtu.be/Q9V4l1bEgy0

 

Admin' - Could I venture to ask for this to be "Pinned" (No pun intended) for the benefit of anyone (New or existing members) wanting to try this wonderful way of fishing for the first time.


Edited by Martin56, 19 July 2019 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:16 PM


Thanks for the link Martin, however I have seen it before.
The subtle differences between how the two reels run can make a difference to some peoples fishing. I can tell the difference when using them right away. I like to use both ball race and bush and pin reels but if I was to choose to use only one, it would be the bush and pin.
The ball race revolves pretty much the same whatever plane it's held on.
Regarding the wally cast, for me it is quite necessary, as without having learned the cast (thanks again to Alan), I would catch a lot less fish. This isn't just down to distances achievable (although, distance is a big part) but it's also down to accuracy....even on smaller rivers.
I actually get a lot of pleasure from casting while out fishing, some days i'm on much better form than others!

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:54 PM

Frictionless if you use magnetic pins and bushes ,i will stick with my abu's though

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:58 AM

It also demonstrates the Wallis (or is it wallace?) cast

The Wallis Cast:

Wallis called it The Modern Light Float Cast from the Reel - Nottingham Style but it later became known by others as The Wallis Cast.

F.W.K. Wallis described it in a book called Fine Angling for Coarse Fish published as part of the Lonsdale Library series of books back in the 1930s of which I have a copy and which has several other well known anglers of the day writing other chapters in it.

Wallis was a renowned river Angler back in the 1930s on the Trent before moving on to the The Hampshire Avon where he equalled the Barbel Record from the Royalty with a fish of 14lb 6oz which was a giant barbel back in those days (and still is for me).

Heres how Wallis described his cast:

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Edited by BoldBear, 23 July 2019 - 06:27 AM.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:34 PM

There was David Gower batting for England, Torville &Dean skating to Olympic glory, Margot Fonteyn dancing to Swan Lake and then there was".......... Tigger majestically Wallis casting with consummate skill and dexterity. They all can be bracketed together as fluid wondrous examples of their art.

Tigger makes it look easy which it isn't and whilst I have had some tuition from the great man, my efforts pale by comparison.

Ps Ian do I merit a discount?

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:36 PM



Thank's for the nice words "great man"!!....come on what you after Mike :).

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Strangely, this just appeared in my recommended videos:

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:30 PM

There was David Gower batting for England, Torville &Dean skating to Olympic glory, Margot Fonteyn dancing to Swan Lake and then there was".......... Tigger majestically Wallis casting with consummate skill and dexterity. They all can be bracketed together as fluid wondrous examples of their art.

Tigger makes it look easy which it isn't and whilst I have had some tuition from the great man, my efforts pale by comparison.

Ps Ian do I merit a discount?

I can do 20 yards with a 6" Porcupine & a 2 ring cast without trying that hard!! It's all about technique & years & years of practice.

Just becomes second nature & a given. showoff.gif


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