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by Graeme H
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

Bart,

You may find this thread quite useful. It's long, but Carl's thoughts are in line with yours (and mine).

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: DHD for ISW Surf Casting
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: DHD for ISW Surf Casting

There's a guy in the UK called Mike Oliver who has designed and built a rod for doing just this. He sells them to a lot of guys on the east coast of the US who he's fished with. (They cast his personal rod and want one for themselves.) He fishes for stripers when he's there, casting overhead in the ...
by Graeme H
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

@Graeme Thanks for the video. Do you maybe know how much line he is carrying? Cheers, Bart I can't remember off the top of my head, but it would be around 70' due to space constraints on the back cast. I had asked Matty to just make a few false casts so I could video how he's making the loop shapes...
by Graeme H
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

Matty Howell in Australia is the best exponent of that style of cast that I've seen. I know there are many others who promote keeping tension in the rod leg as a goal in casting. I've been trying to copy Matty's technique myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2e4ySAOhGA I've had success, too, by ...
by Graeme H
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: New Member from Ireland & San Francisco
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: New Member from Ireland & San Francisco

G'day Gavan,

Welcome to the forum.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Mark's suggestions are similar to my approach, especially the one about delivering on the BC. Other things I'd suggest: Watch the BC Cast in synchronicity with the student, asking them to match my tempo Try to get them to use the "minimum power drill" on the BC (i.e. just enough power to stop the lo...
by Graeme H
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: It's happening
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: It's happening

Awesome Mike! Congrats on getting the home.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysis and Observations on Fly Cast Video Footage
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: Analysis and Observations on Fly Cast Video Footage

I usually use 3 markers to reduce the error. That is, I get a three metre section as my calibration stick.
by Graeme H
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What the Body Does: Fly Casting, Biomechanics and Sensory Motor Learning
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: What the Body Does: Fly Casting, Biomechanics and Sensory Motor Learning

Cool! Thanks Mark. I'll read the volumes during the coming weeks. Looking forward to it.

Cheers,
Graeme

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