Casting OTG style

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Casting OTG style

Post by Downfopound » Thu May 09, 2013 10:54 am

Howzit,
Had this question in the beginners section, but thought I'd put it in the casting section. When casting OTG, is your line straight back at 12 oclock, or at an angle like 1-2 oclock. I have mine straight back at 12 oclock. Any input would be helpful. Maybe i can try different techniques based on responses.

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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by LightTackle » Thu May 09, 2013 12:23 pm

When first starting it is easier to put it straight back at 12 o'clock. As you progress, you can start making the drop longer and angle the line and pole back more and more, which will give you more distance if you cast it properly.
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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by f8ldzz » Thu May 09, 2013 1:32 pm

I used to have the line / lead 90-degrees from the rod tip, thinking this would help load the rod...

Boy, was I wrong.
With the help of this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13255&p=120432

I now run my line / lead 45-degrees from the tip.
If you understand what the above vid is telling you, having an angle from the tip of the pole helps load the pole "better."

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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by Downfopound » Thu May 09, 2013 5:20 pm

Right on, thank for da input! Really appreciate the valuable advice.

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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by reefmonsta » Thu May 09, 2013 10:02 pm

Heres a vid from a casting session we had on Oahu last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ek3XBxj1M

About a minute in starts some of the guys OTG casting. Might help to watch how different people setup...
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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by Downfopound » Fri May 10, 2013 1:02 pm

Mahalo reefmonsta. Solid video, nice to see everyones technique.

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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by gofish » Fri May 10, 2013 4:55 pm

X2 Great video! Mahalo for sharing!

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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by oamaoama » Tue May 21, 2013 10:57 pm

I've been fishing for years, with alot of experienced fishermen. guys with some time under their belt. I once caster otg, but I haven't done it after my first 3 sessions fishing conventionals. my question is, is this a more common way to cast now days. I see more ppl casting otg. but all the seasoned fisherman and old timers say its a beginners style. Is this statement true? I thought it was a beginners style when I first learned conventional, but I see alot of guys fishing like that. Especially casting slide rods.
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Re: Casting OTG style

Post by Kumu » Tue May 28, 2013 12:09 am

I don't think it's a beginner thing. Even tho alotta beginners use dat style. I kno guys who can swing nd still do otg. wateva works fo u, as long as u catch fish.
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