Theres a way to do it tying an odd leader setup which gives drag and an anchor on the grass that ive seen before. Problem is that without an anchor point itl not work the same.
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Yea, thats the thing i was thinking of, With the sticky out bits of mono but couldnt think how to explain itMake a grass leader by using thick mono joined in short lengths to a total of say 12-18ft. Join the lengths together and leave about 1-5-2ft of mono between each section.
Join each length like you would when making a dropper and leave the tags 7- 10” long.
What you should end up with is a herring-bone type leader, with lots of tags hanging off. These tags help to grip the grass and provide an anchor of sorts.
Last time I did it, I had to be careful not to over-power the cast, there isn’t nearly as much anchor as you get from water.
If you over power, or maybe use a Skagit, you’ll get a nice bull-whip effect that is similar to the way my Grandad cast a 15ft Hardy Favourite
I used to practice on grass - and not just on grass. Indoors, on the sofa, just a rod handle. Just to embed the movements and timing (while muttering ‘ONEtwothreeONEtwothree’ under my breath). It’s all invaluable for those that don’t live near salmon water. Doesn’t help with anchor etc though, as observed.