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by Mike Heritage
Sat May 24, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

Fly lines are fantastic, the only thing in the universe that speed up when the accelerating force is removed.
by Mike Heritage
Sun May 18, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

Why would a fly line be pretty much the only thing to defy physics and keep accelerating after a force had stopped being applied??

Mike
by Mike Heritage
Tue May 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

How about this one then; The loop accelerates as it propagates.

Mike
by Mike Heritage
Sun May 04, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

I fly in on Thursday with Mark and Lee.
by Mike Heritage
Sat May 03, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

Is the buckle in the fly leg a symptom of a casting fault Mike? Apparently not Vince as everyone seems to use them as some sort of presentation cast :D I'm quite happy to see tls in beginners, it means that they are at least casting a loop and all we have to do is sort out stroke length and/or powe...
by Mike Heritage
Fri May 02, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

Tailing loops; the buckle in the fly leg must cross the rod leg twice. Or not! Some suggest that any buckle in the fly leg is a tailing loop even if the bottom of the buckle never even dips below the rod leg. The whole purpose of avoiding a TL is to not tangle or knot the line or leader. If there wa...
by Mike Heritage
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: excessive wrist breaking
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

excessive wrist breaking

7, film them and show them.
8, make them trap a cap between the butt and their wrist and tell them you add another fiver to the bill every time they drop it.
by Mike Heritage
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

What is the difference between :

A/ the rod is a spring
and
B/the rod is a flexible lever
A/ doesn't take leverage into account (leverage may impart over 80% of the force needed to give sufficient momentum to the line to make a cast)

B/ sort of does.

Mike
by Mike Heritage
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

No Pete, I just thought that it might be an idea to get some current answers to questions we may be asked in in an assessment. I wouldn't like to be asked a question and not give an up to date answer would I?
by Mike Heritage
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Myth busters
Replies: 62
Views: 11935

Myth busters

Ok, so what are the current myth busters? The rod isn't a spring; What is it? The front taper speeds up turnover; I suppose it's the leaders job to dissipate energy. The haul loads the rod; Can't argue with that. It's a good thing to throw wide loops with the wind; Especially the back cast. The loop...

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