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Brian Moffat

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Hey guys, quick question. Why does my cast get poorer when I am casting from water waste deep as compared to casting in water only ankle to knee deep?
I assume it has to do with d loop formation. I also noticed that I cannot shoot as much line in when standing in deeper water. Do I need to keep less line "anchored" and more of the d loop off the water?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Brian
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Yes Brian, once you go deeper than your knees you loose feet off your cast for every extra inch you wade deeper for the exact reasons you are thinking.
Try getting your hands up higher through all phases of the cast and it should help.

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Larry Aiuppy

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Brian, a pretty useful rule of thumb to keep in mind is that for every foot deeper you wade, you will likely loose as much as ten feet of casting distance, all other things being equal (including your technique).


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Brian....another easy way to fix having to wade deep is to go to a longer rod!
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I have experienced this as well. The deeper you get the less you can throw. Even with fifteen footers. Funny thing though , if you are on dry land it doesn't work well either. From ankle to knee works best. These are my thoughts as I experienced them. Another thought is that if you are in to 3 ft deep lets say and that you have a 15 ft rod , the rod becomes a 12 ft as you have lost that much. This is why you have to lift your arms higher. I will usually back out of the river and try to get back to below the knee.
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