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Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 40
Views: 368

### Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Hello Graeme, I like your explanation of the plane for Gary. Well put! 👌 From my point of view, the rod tip path does not need to be within the same (true) plane as the rod. A vertical loop with a nearly horizontal rod plane is one such case. When you move your rod in a horizontal plane, gravity pu...
Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:41 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 40
Views: 368

### Re: Tracking and Loop planes

... But I must move the rod through different planes. There are actually very few times when I can imagine the rod being in that same plane, like tuck casts and curves. Do I have this mixed up? Hi Gary, I think you do have it mixed up. Here's a really simple visualisation of the plane the rod is mo...
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hauling - pulling fly line through the guides
Replies: 115
Views: 3273

### Re: Hauling - pulling fly line through the guides

Thanks Torsten. My thoughts were that this passive haul is in sync with the translation phase of the casting stroke more that the rotation phase, and diminishing with rotation as that progresses. The closer the hauling hand is to the axis point of the rotation, the less line is being pulled through ...
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hauling - pulling fly line through the guides
Replies: 115
Views: 3273

### Re: Hauling - pulling fly line through the guides

... Another interesting property is, that you can "passively" haul, just by keeping the hand about head height. Greetings, Torsten Torsten, What's your opinion on the timing of that passive haul relative to the rod's rotation? As noted elsewhere, I believe it is not adding line speed to t...
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Measuring the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 887

### Re: Measuring the Haul

One of my concerns about that haul against the guide is the timing of the haul relative to rotation of the rod. Traditionally, we are aiming to build line speed outside the rod tip progressively throughout the cast. I've been working on the paradigm of "everything happens late" in the cast...
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 40
Views: 368

### Re: Tracking and Loop planes

I guess we're going to disagree on the definition of tracking then. That's not a problem though. For me, tracking errors occur when the tip path is not straight away from and towards the target, as seen from above or from the target itself. I think that's the main consideration because the line foll...
Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:00 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 40
Views: 368

### Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Paul Arden wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:34 pm Edit: I can see you are throwing over the top, and also we can see that the rod tip curves in the vertical plane.
Yes, that's true.
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:39 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: The most accurate fly rod
Replies: 69
Views: 1249

### Re: The most accurate fly rod

Hi Torsten and Bernd, Here's that video with the 9' rod. The video production is not great and it was a bit gusty, but I think it shows that nearly vertical loops can be made with a nearly horizontal rod at various distances. (I did cast to 75' for one of the clips but it's too far to see what's goi...
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 40
Views: 368

### Re: Tracking and Loop planes

I'm not going to weigh in too much on this definition. The cast I posted this morning (the sideways rod with a vertical loop, see below) tracks well because the tip path is within a vertical plane. The fact that the rod tip occupied a plane that was not the same plane as the rod occupied makes the d...
Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: The most accurate fly rod
Replies: 69
Views: 1249

### Re: The most accurate fly rod

Hi Graeme, Here's an example from the office jungle Can you try this with an "ordinary" fly rod? (I think it's possible to get at least close to a vertical USD loop, better than Bernd's sequences suggest) Greetings, Torsten Yep, I'll video it in the park before I start work tomorrow. Thes...