OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

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OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby lukeaday » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:14 pm

I found this in one of my fishing mags so I thought I might pop it up on here for all to check out.
Especially for the beginners to help get their head around what is happening during the cast.

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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby Mick.S » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:54 pm

Hi Luke

Good diagram. It aligns very closely with the other diagram I had put up, but curious to know what the "lock-up" point means as indicated on the diagram?
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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby bradp » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:18 pm

Nice work Luke, I have also got that magazine with that article. Those older mags have much more information than the present ones!
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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby lukeaday » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:35 pm

The lock up point is where the rod is loaded and "locked" up as far as it can bend.
Then the power is applied and stored until the release.
A bit like my avatar pic where my rod is at its lock up point as I apply power into the cast.
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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby dencot1 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:42 pm

Thank you Luke for this diagram and also Mick for the ones he has been putting up.
I think these diagrams really help beginners get their heads right about what is happening during a basic OTG cast.
Seeing it in both overhaed and 3/4 view makes it much easier to comprehend to a first timer I think.

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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby Mick.S » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:00 am

Hi Luke

Can you copy and load the pages from that mag that talk about OTG? I'm not sure how many pages there are, but I wouldn't mind reading it, or you can email it to me?
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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby lukeaday » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:08 am

I will bring the magazine on Sundays comp.
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Re: OTG Off The Ground Cast diagram

Postby Mick.S » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:26 am

Thanks
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