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Event:Distance Casting Competition
Date:Sat Dec 19 2009
Location:San Leandro Marina Pier
Organizer:red fish
Description:DantheFisherman Won!!! with a cast of about 130yds approximately; the distance from the San Leandro Marina Pier to the the other bank (facing West) NOT the shorter distance of the opposing shore (straight across South). Dan's got the dented weight from hitting the sandbags as evidence of this accomplishment.

There have been a lot of folks talking about how far they can cast.. a country mile..etc. I have discovered a safe place where some of the folklore, myths, fairy tales, and tall legends can be debunked. I am proposing a meeting of the line-slingers (date TBD) but thinking about a Saturday right before high noon.
A simple contest of perhaps (3) casts per participant to determine who has the greatest forward trajectory. Physically speaking: I will use the range of height and angle of elevation minus the gravitational pull on this universe to my advantage, so let the chips descend where they will...

* The distance across the channel(marking the restrictive area for boaters).
* Use whatever rig and weight, and shock-leader (if any) you prefer.
* This is a solution to put to rest all the claims of whatever...

Winner claims PFIC bragging rights and pier-cred.

I will attempt to document this event electronically for verification.

* The date is tentative, but one that may live in infamy....

Event was moved to San Leandro Marina Pier

* Updated: This event HAPPENED; BUT, I will no longer listen to: 'This is more reel than I can handle,' 'I can cast a country mile,' 'a hundred yards easy..' 'longer than a football field,' IF you don't show proof of hitting a-buck-30 at San Leandro Marina Pier to the WEST bank - or a similar area that is marked.
(Max: 20)
Attending (1 total): red fish(1)
Not Attending (1 total): mel


We have one party other than myself that might entertain a friendly competition, Sofa King
  -Posted by red fish on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 8:38 PM

  -Posted by SanClementeEric on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:25 AM

Yeah Eric, I guess someone casted so far.. that they projected us (10) years into the future! But seriously, I really proposed to do this event because there were people here in the past, i.e. Neil(1014) that were interested in doing this a year or two ago.. Don't think we have enough participants? but we might try something at the X-Mas Dino hunt...maybe! I have a squidder that is begging me to try... Perhaps you guys could hold a casting contest in the South at one of the get-togethers?
  -Posted by red fish on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 12:55 AM

I cannot make this event. And btw, I can't cast that far anyways.
  -Posted by mel on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:11 PM

Oops, forgot to add, I will be considered a senior citizen in 2019. Well, almost.
  -Posted by mel on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:13 PM

Hmm... Dave (Glowlight) has something he calls a "senior-citizens rig," so maybe you can use that? And, if you don't have "Tugboat Charlie" by then, just fu-git-a-bout-it..
Seriously Mel.. bring your Squidder, and we will battle it out... or, as before you are launching out of San Leandro Marina, stop by the little pier and we will see who can cast from the pier to the opposing shore. So, A.M. it is... instead of High-Noon...

  -Posted by red fish on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 12:21 AM

By unanimous decision, Dan the Fisherman won the casting contest by casting from the San Leandro Marina Pier and hitting the West bank (3) times to Red Fish's (1) hit.
  -Posted by red fish on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 7:58 PM

Oh, the "useful information": Dan used the new Shimano Baitrunner spooled completely with 50# Power Pro and a four ounce river-sinker with a 10 foot (a long a long butt of about another 1/2 foot stock) Lamiglas spinner.

Red Fish used a Penn 525 spooled completely with 15# Berkely Big Game and an 11 foot Lamiglas with a 4 oz cannon-ball sinker.

No shock leaders....

  -Posted by red fish on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 11:17 AM

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