5 TIPS FOR LONG CASTING

Prospecting 20 m, 30 m or 50 m from the beach is within everyone's reach. What's more it's quite possible to have some good fishing in these conditions. But it can get harder when the fish start avoiding the beach. Are you sure you've got all the trumps when it comes to looking for fish posted far away from the coast?
 
Here are 5 tips to make sure your long distance rig is presented impeccably.
 
1- TO MAKE THE LINE GLIDE SMOOTHLY: REDUCE THE DIAMETER
 
This is a crucial point. The changes in casting distance can be very significant depending on the diameter of the line used. To make sure the line glides as smoothly as possible, use thin nylon  26/100 or 33/100. This high quality Japanese line is also extremely resistant to knots and abrasion.
 
 
2- LOADING YOUR REEL PROPERLY: GAIN SPEED
 
A properly loaded reel can significantly increase your casting distance. The trick consists of filling the reel "to the brim" so that when you cast, the line unwinds without losing speed.
 
 
 
3 – TO MAKE THE LINE COME OUT SMOOTHLY: SHOCK LEADERS
 
A tapered leader, also called a "rat's tail" is ideal for increasing cast distance when surf casting. The diameter of the leader gradually decreases, which means it slows down the line very little as it passes through the rings. What's more, using a tapered leader makes your rig more solid and considerably reduces the risk of it breaking.
 
 
4 – AERODYNAMIC SINKERS: LESS FRICTION IN THE AIR
 
An aerodynamic sinker provides better penetration through the air while reducing friction on your rig, which means you can increase your casting distance even more. A tapered sinker with a rod offers the best performance. Tapered sinkers are available in different weights.
 
5- WITH THE SINKER ATTACHED: SIMPLE AND STRONG CASTING
Easy to learn, it's not a question of physical force but more fluidity of movement. Once you've mastered it you will get results quickly.
1- Stand facing the sea. Put your sinker on the ground with the tip facing downwards and the heel facing upwards.
2- Start casting by rotating your chest. This movement must be as fluid and smooth as possible. The arms follow this movement naturally and make the rod rotate.
3- Next keep the tip of the rod in the air until your line breaks the surface of the water. The rod must be at an angle of 45° in relation to the ground.
 
 
 
As a bonus, we are giving you one last piece of advice to significantly increase your casting distance: practice! With surf-casting undoubtedly more than elsewhere, practice will make your movements more fluid and assured so you can gain some precious metres.
 

 

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