The Roll Cast

The Roll Cast

Paul Arden | Monday, 23 October 2017

We are slightly out of synch this week because the roll cast is such a long video and consequently we have juggled the order. Later in this week I shall drop in the stripping/retrieving line video.

Still covering first lesson material. This is the stuff you need to master and practise because it's the building blocks of the more technical casts coming later.

If you have never mastered Single Handed Spey Casts then I thoroughly recommend you do and the humble Roll Cast is your the foundation.

Here I still have outboard problems, it's been over a month now and I'm not a very happy customer. I travelled with the outboard twice to town to try to fix a running problem (it drops power early on, vibrates and won't plane - so I've gone from a maximum speed of 42km/hr to around 17. Obviously not only is this a running problem but I think that I will damage the engine if I run it in this condition at "top" speed. My local mechanics couldn't locate the problem in a bucket of water.

Last week at the direction of the Yamaha Dealership I drove the outboard motor down to Port Klang for a service. I drove five and a half hours through the night to avoid traffic arriving at 4.30am. Shop opened at 9am. They said that the engine was perfect and all it needed was a larger propellor because I'm using only a 12 ft boat. I tried to explain that I think that the problem doesn't happen in a bucket of water, but only when pushing the boat... and I knew, I just knew, forty minutes later, when I was back on the road, that I was going to drive all the way back to Grik, having spent 300RM in fuel and motorway tolls, and another 300RM on a new prop, and that it wasn't going to work.

And guess what? I was right.

I'm taking a friend fishing the next few days (in my other boat) so I have to buy some stuff today for him to eat, such as beans. I suppose I should add just how wonderful the Honda 15HP has been. I hadn't realised at the time, but for a second-hand motor to run relatively trouble free for 2 years day-in day-out (two new impellors, one new prop and a gear cog) that has been absolutely brilliant, for there is nothing in life more annoying, than an outboard that fucks up.

This is the Roll Cast - 

Have a great day!

Cheers, Paul

PS Hot Torpedo Compeition Entry coming later today from Tim in HTOC.