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by Torsten
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1449

Re: Rod reviews

Hi Lasse, I'm wondering why both rods show such a similar deflection during the "loading" phase - looks like they have different lengths? In general I think you need to make sure that the boundary conditions match to get consistent and plausible outcomes. Maybe with same length rods, one in each han...
by Torsten
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?
Replies: 18
Views: 378

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

Also my impression - at least for T120 I found the same, I really need to wait else I'm loosing several meters. Something for further investigations! I personally wait until the leader straightens. I’m certainly after Loop Straight (the boing) even in competition casting. There might be some other s...
by Torsten
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'
Replies: 22
Views: 805

Re: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'

Cortland's are good (e.g. 444SL), but I've also used the Shakespeare ones. For heads I've cut sometimes the tip a bit shorter - I remember some mill-end DTs had indeed a bit too long tip.
by Torsten
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'
Replies: 22
Views: 805

Re: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'

I'm not much a fan of the ED taper for fishing. I think a good DT has a better presentation. I'm sure other tapers are better for roll casting too.
You can splice your own tapers - that's not too difficult. A friend of me halved always DT lines and added a running line (saved him money).
by Torsten
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Climate Change

There are quite a few people who directly attribute the European migration of those people to the "Arab Spring". Some research* suggests the Arab Spring was exacerbated by drought in Russia, Ukraine, China and Argentina where much of the grain for bread sold in north Africa should have come from. T...
by Torsten
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: SA Amplitude trout
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: SA Amplitude trout

Sharkskin = horrible!
by Torsten
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Climate Change

This is a hot topic in Germany .. I think the "climate change" was once called global warming - at least I learned this at school in the early 90ies. Now it's for some people a sort of religion. Sure, most scientist agree, that the warming is related to the human made CO2 increase. But there is no a...
by Torsten
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mr. Sexyloops' Birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Mr. Sexyloops' Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday!
by Torsten
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbes vs barbless
Replies: 35
Views: 1833

Re: Barbes vs barbless

Hi Paul, a few studies about this subject: Effect of Hook Type on Mortality, Trauma, and Capture Efficiency of Wild Stream Trout Caught by Angling with Spinners https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232889449_Effect_of_Hook_Type_on_Mortality_Trauma_and_Capture_Efficiency_of_Wild_Stream_Trout_Caug...
by Torsten
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbes vs barbless
Replies: 35
Views: 1833

Re: Barbes vs barbless

Paul,

there are lots of independent studies with similar results - mortality between 1-18% depending on the conditions. I'm guessing that's unavoidable - but in nature there are losses related to other factors such as predation. As long as the recruitment is high enough this shouldn't be a problem.

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