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    check out this video clip. apparently the suv is about 150 feet away, and this guy is hitting it easily.

    http://cndspey.com/video/over_suv2.avi

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    who is gonna pay for the clouser through my window!!!

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    It would be helpful to have the distance but I think you would have to give up alot of rod sensitivity. Don't you think.

    One thing is for sure. I would be able to make some wicked wind knots with the rod.

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    Ok, so what's the difference between casting that way and taking a lure and heaving it out there on a spinning rod? It doesn't look much different to me. Plus, I think if he had more line out and casted differently, he could hit about 175 or even 200 ft. I don't think sensitivity is a big issue in saltwater. You're going to feel the fish take the fly in the surf 99% of the time. This isn't nymphing for trout . Now for backwater fish, it's a different story.
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    Oh yea i forgot does anyone know a jersey beach that i can backcast that far 99percent of the time my fly would be stuck in the point pleasant boardwalk... i dunno if ya need to cast that far get a boat or a kayak i'll stick with the 9 footer

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    Now that's what I'm talkin about! That even looked pretty easy. I definitely think he could have thrown it even further if he had more line out. I'm gonna be taking a hard look at a two handers at the show this weekend for sure.
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    If you cant cast a 9 footer 100 ft I wouldnt bother with a spey.

    From reading posts on several sites I've read many guys posts who feel getting a spey is the anwser to distance. Learning how to cast well first is more important IMO.

    I feel they spey has its place - like on big arse flats while wading.


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    Rory,
    You might have enough room on the beach in North Wildwood [img]smile.gif[/img] . Other than that, you're hitting people.
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    Heck, I fish jetties and the back bays.. Can't think of a time I'd *need* to cast over 50'... Actually.. Most times the strike zone's within 20'....

    Sure does look cool though.

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    ...I don't mean to sound coy, but somthing must be said here:
    About casting 1 hnded rods.
    If you are having trouble hitting 60' on EVERY CAST (even the bad ones), we will be glad to help you with some free lessons, and near daily casting on your lawn! If you are dedicated to this performance, you will want to improve.

    If you can throw 60', you need to practice at it untill you can throw a good bit of the line.
    Know what makes a perfect cast, then you can acheive good casting.
    It's all for fun, guys...
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    What Frank says makes alot of sense. It shouldn't take a person too long to get a good 60ft cast with some help. I personally think a spey rod would take some of the joy of fly fishing out of the sport for me. It is different strokes for different folks. I wouldnt give up on one handed fly rods unless the spey rod fits your needs. I am sure they have their place.

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    Hey Doyle,

    I've seen you cast, you have to practice casting over your 50' wide street before you start reading up on casting 150'. LMFHO

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