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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Way back when I was the technical director for a couple of analytical laboratories there was always a board for important information that often changed periodically. But a mainstay on those boards was always a bullet point that simply read, "RTFM!" There are few things that are as precise and tempe...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 175
Views: 6422

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

A great drill that is most important to fish in Florida with our open water and almost constant wind is to place a ring in the middle of a field to practice accuracy. The finer point of the drill is to slowly move around the ring, clockwise then anticlockwise, and continue to place the fly inside it...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Maintaining line tension

Hi Carol, I can hear Mac's coaching whenever you describe your casting. In his words I think you might remember "lift and flick"? That "flick" part is somewhat synonymous with Paul's idea of attempting to create a tail. You really cannot do it too hard... at that point. I suspect you may be a bit sl...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

As far as I know, the only problem with the earlier Lamson Orings occurred when they came in contact with "lubricants" like WD40. It hardened the Oring and either allowed them to leak or the spool became impossible to be removed. Lamson said they were upgrading to a better material when that problem...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 175
Views: 6422

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Phil, It is quite possible to cast low side-arm, but still keep the loop legs vertical. It really is not that hard... its not the rod angle,its the tip path. You can even throw an underslung loop where the legs are inverted. Snook in shallow water are even tougher than reds, a snook has its eyes on ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

It is a shame to hear that the Lamsons have become inferior. Mine are quite a few generations old, and I was a bit perplexed when it seemed like they kept coming out with new versions every other year. I guess the "improvements" were more about profit than functionality. I guess I should just stay w...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

Like sms said, it depends on your priorities... and your budget. I can't even afford the magazines that Makos are advertised in, but they look to be the top dog. Personally, I have found Lamson and Ross reels to be all that I could ask for. The Lamsons balance better on my lighter rods, but the few ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 175
Views: 6422

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Isn't one of the main advantages of the elbow-forward style how it almost eliminates the challenges the elbow-out style adds to tracking?

Asking for someone who has been an elbow-out caster for his whole life.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Posting on the Board - how to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: Posting on the Board - how to...

Still not there yet.

Tried resizing and at least something showed up... but not the photo.

Look in Tracking... tracking... tracking.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 175
Views: 6422

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

sort of a test...

Phil,

This fly I commonly throw with a 10.

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