If anyone is willing please give me some tips on slinging iron

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  1. Nuttt

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    I fish a Phenix black diamond rod that is 9 foot with a trinadad 30 spooled with izorline triple x 40 pound mono and I cannot sling a iron very well. I hope some of you veterans can give me some tips for casting the plug. thanks
     
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    It’s the reel your using. A Trini 30 has a wide spool meaning the line has to go back and forth taking longer time to do that. That’s why many of the best iron slingers use 16 16N and 20 Trinidad’s. Then I think you will have more control. Fill one of those reels with 50 or 65 lb braid and a short top shot of 40 lb maybe 75-100 yards
    Also tinkering with the spool tightener on the right side plate. Loosen it up a bit to get the perfect amount of release, each reel is different. MEss around while practicing. Good luck.
     
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    I don't have a 20 or 16 sized reel. Thanks for the tips but I hope I can get a trinadad 20.
     
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    When was your reel last serviced might need a good cleaning and oiling. I agree that a narrow spool is better but you should be able to get some distance out of that set up. Mix things up pick up a few narrow reels depending on what your brand is sell the ones you don’t like until you find the one that fills the niche. Can’t beat a fathom 25n for the price that’s what I’ve been using. Oh yeah and practice practice practice.
     
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    They love wide reels in Hawaii for casting, the wider the better for those guys. You'll have an easier time with a 16 or 20 though. Easier to cast with a rod that bends more than what you're using, Older glass rods would help to learn on. Practice and you'll get it and don't start out swinging for the fences.
     
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    You need to learn the fulcrum cast... once you are able to leverage the inertia, it doesn’t much matter what reel you are using (within reason).

    I’m sure there are plenty of YouTube videos, but in short you place your back hand at the end of the butt, and pull down on the butt while swapping your hands - back hand goes under, front hand goes over and forward, and lay the spool on its side bearing.

    Go to a park or lake where you can practice and you’ll find your distances getting longer and longer.
     
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    What exactly is/are the issue(s) you are having?
     
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    What line are you using? Mono is a lot easier to cast then Braid. If you try and use 50# max quatro as I tried to your going to hate it.
     
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    40 pound mono
     
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    My inability to cast iron
     
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    Thank you very much for the information.
     
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    as already suggested, take the hook off one of your old beat up irons. find a park with grass, and practice practice practice. take a bottle of water with you to keep the line wet.

    It took me 2 or 3 sessions to really see an improvement, but once you do, you'll just keep getting better. One thing to keep in mind is that you don't need to "muscle" the cast, it's more about technique (the leverage thing that was posted above) than strength.

    Also, braid is ok..........but only as a "backing" on your casting rig..........you don't want the braid to mono connection going thru the guides on the cast.......

    Lastly, a narrow reel is optimal. However, I can cast my trini 30 just fine......its all about practice.
     
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    Absolutely!

    How far are you casting a 3oz jig? How about your aim? Are you just short or are you firing all over the place (left and right of target)?
     
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    I have a braid backing but 100 yards of mono.
    But anyways I’ll go practice at the pier, park or lake
     
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    Distance is funny. If you're getting 80yds, you're okay. Nobody's throwing em 150yds from the boat.
     
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    40 or 50 yards is my distance
     
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    You're not too far off. Make sure your spool tensioner isn't too tight. Swing smooth and maintain your fulcrum point to maximize leverage. Your release should be aiming pretty high so you get a nice arc. 100 casts later, your distance will improve!

    Know what sucks tho? Perfection on the first cast, pulling a school to the boat without getting bit, and then watching as all the "short" casters hook up close to the boat. :eek: Distance ain't everything.
     
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