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by Graeme H
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Square snaps
Replies: 37
Views: 1618

Re: Square snaps

Interesting stuff Dirk. Thanks for sharing it.

(I'm looking forward to getting back into the action soon.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Line management video/description
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Line management video/description

My routine for the MCI exam (Task 13): Four strips into the water and loop over the pinky finger Four strips and loop over the ring finger Three strips and loop over the middle finger Two strips and loop over the index finger One and a bit strips and hold the line ready for the cast. That gives me a...
by Graeme H
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly line weights
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Fly line weights

It's the first I've seen too. Thanks Paul and Bruce. The approximation of "Line weight = grains per foot" seems to hold true for weights between 4wt and 10wt, so that's a handy reference when tricky questions come up in a lesson. It's also handy if you're trying to drive home a point home about how ...
by Graeme H
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Large SH rod videos?
Replies: 37
Views: 895

Re: Large SH rod videos?

Hi Gary, Here are three videos I had in mind in my last post. Like I said, there's little educational value, but you can see how I did it a few years ago. A little bit has changed in my style since then, mainly during the pause. (The Blue B@st@rd is a single piece 10wt 'glass rod that is 8' long.) h...
by Graeme H
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Large SH rod videos?
Replies: 37
Views: 895

Re: Large SH rod videos?

Hi Gary,

I've got a few videos on my own channel showing myself casting a 10wt 8' fibreglass rod and a 12wt 9' 'glass rod, but they aren't teaching videos as such. Just me showing off a little. Would that help?

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind

I like that idea Sakke. My favourite reels self wind but it doesn't bother me. I got into a habit of pulling a few inches of line after each cast, which doubles as a check that I don't have line wrapped around the reel after an errant cast.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Dangerous casting conundrum
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Re: Dangerous casting conundrum

I'm right handed and casting with a single hand rod. In the first image, I'm going to perform a back hand snake roll to reposition the line in the direction of the red line and let it land. I'll then immediately pick up the line with a "reverse front cast" away from the red line and make overhead ca...
by Graeme H
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!
Replies: 41
Views: 988

Re: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!

John Waters wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:24 pm
eg. What about those of us who suffer colour blindness?
If knowing the amount of line outside the tip is important to any caster, the easiest and cheapest solution is a Sharpie marker. It's also infinitely customisable. :yeahhh:

Still, a marketer gotta market ....

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!
Replies: 41
Views: 988

Re: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!

Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Just leave it, lifes to short for that kind of crap....

Cheers
Lasse
This is why he's a Master. :D
by Graeme H
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching Spey
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Teaching Spey

I would like to hear the opinions of others on this, not because I ever expect to teach and fish Spey casts in the same session, but because it's essentially one of the tasks in the FFi MCI exam. (Nobody fishes with spey casts around here. We have no running water, but I use them myself for changes ...

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