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by John Waters
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?

Hi Nick, For me it depends on the objective of the cast. For judging the correct length of fly and leader required for an accurate lay down cast, I extend both line and leader on the front cast before beginning a back cast. If I know the line length and want to increase the tempo, I may begin the ba...
by John Waters
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?

Hi Nick,

Are you referring to the front cast, back cast or both with your question?

John
by John Waters
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pull the line first.
Replies: 64
Views: 865

Re: Pull the line first.

I’ll tell you another interesting observation, John, most distance casters use around 80% effort on the first cast and often it’s the longest! Cheers, Paul Hi Paul, I have heard that observation from a few casters, also the observation that their longest cast is the one after cast after their time ...
by John Waters
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pull the line first.
Replies: 64
Views: 865

Re: Pull the line first.

Hi Paul, I agree with Lasse, you need both loop shape and speed. The best place to see this is the top 38 gram single handed casters because of the gear they use. Very sharp loops with the rod leg as close as possible to being parallel to the ground. The best fly distance coaches have a philosophy b...
by John Waters
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 32
Views: 603

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

Apologies for the confusion, my comment above should have been posted on another thread. Breathing and concentrating is multitasking for me and I don't do that well.

John
by John Waters
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

Posted this in the wrong thread, apologies. You are correct Paul, it is about slinging the body, not the line. Also agree with your comment about lowering your centre of gravity at the start of the forward stroke through the back leg. It all comes down to what the body does. Pity mine won't do as it...
by John Waters
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 32
Views: 603

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

You are correct Paul, it is about slinging the body, not the line. Also agree with your comment about lowering your centre of gravity at the start of the forward stroke through the back leg.

It all comes down to what the body does. Pity mine won't do as it is told haha.

John
by John Waters
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

That's right Paul, my good friend Wlodek Targosz is the best technically correct distance caster I have ever seen and he has a similar description to your student who referred to dunking a basketball. Wlodek's description of the final wrist movement in a fly distance cast is like having a matchbox s...
by John Waters
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

I use the term "slinging" rather than "pulling" to describe the long stroke cast i.e. every distance greater than that controlled by forward rotation of the forearm and wrist only. If the distance you are casting requires you to move the hand from behind the shoulder to forward of the shoulder then ...
by John Waters
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

Hi Bart, I believe Steve delays his rotation until he feels tension on the rod, hence it is not as delineated as the keyboard strokes display. The more I throw rather than cast, the more important I think that is.

John

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