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by Graeme H
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod reviews
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Rod reviews

I love that analogy Lasse. I hope you don't mind if I steal it.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbes vs barbless
Replies: 22
Views: 535

Re: Barbes vs barbless

4.5% is very high incidentally. If you take the Ribnik as an example some days there might be 1000 fish caught. That should result in the death of 45 fish. Multiply that by a month and that’s 1350 fish killed. I think you missed the message there Paul. The difference cited is 0.3%. So in your examp...
by Graeme H
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heavier guides and effect on rod action
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Heavier guides and effect on rod action

I haven't tried the Torzite ones. All mine are the Fuji Ti framed SF guides with SiC inserts. I've got them on all the rods I've built except the HT4, on which I have the REC SF guides. I dislike those ones a LOT! (They are noisey, don't shoot line as well and "grab" knots all the time.) If I rebuil...
by Graeme H
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Thanks for the complement Paul. No, we hadn't in person, just those videos I sent you for critique. You may have shown me the cast but I don't remember trying to learn it when you've been here. We were always fishing when there was water nearby. :) To be fair though, I had been slip lifting for many...
by Graeme H
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Some points from when I was learning the Slip Lift PULD Cast before going to Malaysia (and some other points I use when I teach it to my students): The first thing to learn is shooting line into the back cast. If that is not part of your normal routine, practice until it's completely natural. When y...
by Graeme H
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5327

Re: Overpowered Curve

In fact, now the exam does not even specify how you make the curve casts. Two to the right and two to the left, one each side with near horizontal and near vertical rod planes. If you want to do all of them as over-powered or under-powered, you can. If you can make them all as mends and want to do t...
by Graeme H
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5327

Re: Overpowered Curve

Subtropicalspey wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:49 pm
No, but he was emphatic.
I think your mentor needs to re-read the exam. The only things you can't do in the current and 2020 exam are haul or slip line.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: FFI CI exam Tailing loops
Replies: 71
Views: 1947

Re: FFI CI exam Tailing loops

Congratulations Bart.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 1929

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

What caught my eye was the exact same compound is used in "dielectric tune up grease" for sparkplug boots... in almost the pure form. So, if you wanted to make your own all you would need to do is dilute it with a nonaggressive "thinner". Awesome! That means I can now stop buying "Payette Paste" an...
by Graeme H
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.

I use the twisted leaders often, but on the flats I tend to avoid it. The twists provide more "sparkles" as reflection points on the leaders. On the flats, I've gone back to knotted leaders for the most part.

Cheers,
Graeme

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