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#11784500 - 08/18/16 03:02 PM Practice practice practice
Thecrankster Offline
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I have my son casting 100 x a day to targets...What other things can he do to get better at casting acurracy...I want him to be able to put it in a dime size hole and he does too
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#11784583 - 08/18/16 03:53 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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Pitching a jig would be good practice imo

Also doing it under a table


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#11784590 - 08/18/16 03:57 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Rhino68W]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Pitching a jig would be good practice imo

Also doing it under a table



Yep.

Rig up a Texas rig.... start heavy then get lighter. See how far you can pitch it into the flower pot. Then switch hands. Then get under the trailer or something similar.

Practice and more practice. Pros catch those hard to reach fish that many of us never get our lure to.

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#11784607 - 08/18/16 04:06 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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And have him start pitching with the hand he is going to hold the rod with so he doesn't have to switch hands.

That's how I started and it's definitely an advantage.
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#11784608 - 08/18/16 04:07 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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That's awesome advice thanks guys
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#11784767 - 08/18/16 06:06 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Rhino68W]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
And have him start pitching with the hand he is going to hold the rod with so he doesn't have to switch hands.

That's how I started and it's definitely an advantage.



Great point!

Crankster.... Go get him a cheapy off hand reel. If he's righty, buy him a lefty and vice-versa. A short rod is fine too. It's the action he needs to master.

As Rhino said, get him started pitching and flipping without switching hands and he will thank you later in life.

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#11784771 - 08/18/16 06:09 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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I would also work on skipping, being able to skip way back under cover is a huge advantage

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#11785052 - 08/18/16 09:10 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
sandman79 Offline
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I agree with Rhino68W and bcoop1723 learning to use one hand to flip and skip baits will be a big advantage.

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#11785101 - 08/18/16 09:38 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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Kids like building stuff. Design a small platform to represent the height of the boat deck. He needs to learn form that height. It is good to sit the can under, around and close to all the bushes in the yard. I like the three target drill.
- 3 plastic one pound coffee cans with a little sand in them for weight.
- Place one on the left of the bush but tight to it. OK if a limb or two are in the way. It still has to get in there.
- Place one in the bush as low two the ground as possible.
- The last one to the right of the bush.
- Get it in the two on the out side first then place it in the one in the bush. This represents how you fish a bush; always seeking the opportunity for the fish to come out and get it. Then as a last resort put it in the middle.
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#11785147 - 08/18/16 10:05 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
Dr JL Offline
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Well you got him on something that really matters.
So many people don't understand what it means to be REALLY good at casting, pitching, etc.
It makes all the difference imo.
Just make it FUN and hopefully he will do it hours on end. I loved it when I was a kid- so glad my Dad helped me.

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#11785171 - 08/18/16 10:18 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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Question: how far away are you starting him? I want to start my boy, but don't want him to get discouraged.
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#11785194 - 08/18/16 10:29 PM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
Professional Overrun Offline
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Loc: Longview, TX
make a platform about 15"-18" high for him to stand on to simulate the deck of the boat. it makes a difference.

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#11785289 - 08/19/16 01:03 AM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
Pk Lake Offline
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Back in the day we would put a solo cup in one room and pitch and flip into the other room. There is a difference between the the two techniques. Learn both! We would go outside and practice both at longer distances. Then when on the lake emulate both techniques.

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#11785292 - 08/19/16 01:13 AM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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Donald has a great point. The elevated platform is important to simulate the deck of a boat. Also make sure he practices landing his bait into the target softly. A quiet entry is as important as accuracy. A bait the gets to the back of a dock is worthless if it slams off of a piece of wood before it crashes into the water.
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#11785347 - 08/19/16 05:53 AM Re: Practice practice practice [Re: Thecrankster]
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learn how to skip baits, Jigs, spinner bait(chatter baits)
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