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Olympic-Length Casts

Posted on August 07 2008

“When the modern-day Olympic Games began in 1896, competitive fly-casting was already well established. In 1906, an Irishman named John Enright set a world record by casting a salmon fly 152 feet at an Anglers Club of New York tournament in Central Park. The New York Times reports Enright used a 20-foot greenheart rod that weighed four pounds.” Morgan Lyle offers some history on the sport of competitive fly casting, mentioning current American women’s record holder Pamela Peters and of course Steve Rajeff, who’s made a cast of 236 feet with a single-handed rod. In the Schenectady, New York Daily Gazette.

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