13' TTR for the field ?

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13' TTR for the field ?

Postby Jeremy Schrader » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:10 pm

I have had a few different TTR's in my career and have recently started using mine again but in a shortened version and must say that I am happy that I have :D original specifications for the TTR are a length of 14'3" and rated up to 8 oz and must say at this length she is a rod to be considered by those who have the technique and power to get the most from her.

My original use of the rod saw me getting reasonable distances but for a short bloke like me it was a handful. :shock:
https://youtu.be/kBnJjJWKTRE

Since that time I have gravitated to lighter and shorter rods to provide better power to weight ratios and in the main this has been proving to be the way to go. With that in mind I decided to give the TTR another try but this time shorted to a very compact 13' . I should state at this time that by shortening the rod it actually make it a much faster compressing rod as the tip loads quickly and the shorter stiffer butt section allows me to shorten my grip and get a much better ( faster ) left arm pull.

https://youtu.be/AO-NnGrnGsU

In the coming weeks I will shorten the gip a little more and focus on casting the lighter 100 and 125 gram leads as these are now giving me a much better distance for the power that I am putting into the cast. I am hoping that I can get a very short fast hit right at the last part of the turn and therefore see some better distances. This coming Sundays casting will be the initial trials :-)
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