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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing
Replies: 34
Views: 449

Re: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing

That was followed later in the Zoom discussion by one participant (a scientist and teacher by trade) saying "The whole premise of the definitions is wrong because what is being called a loop is wrong. What we are looking at is a bight, not a loop, unless it's a closed tailing loop." Hah! That makes...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop

A little trick I just picked up from Mac is kinda funny but functional in a very practical way. If a students back cast is less than optimal due to either or both not lifting the elbow or over-rotating the wrist at the end, have them bring the rod butt right up between their eyes and to the forehead...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop

Hope that makes it clearer :D What it makes clearer for me is that our wrists might be very different! I lift for the back cast with my wrist at maximum ulnar deviation and flip to max radial deviation at the end. The sum of the two angles is less than just from neutral to max extension... on my wr...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12151

Re: New SW line by RIO

Has anyone used or tried the Wulff Bermuda Triangle clear intermediate line? A buddy has found the heavier weight (11 or 12) to be his favorite for tarpon. I cast it on his Xi2 and was unexpectedly surprised. It feels thin for a heavy line, slick, and he said it seldom tangles. I should have some Mo...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Saltwater Casting Angles
Replies: 38
Views: 1410

Re: Saltwater Casting Angles

Any recommendations on how to execute the cast that kicks the fly upwards? My attempts at this cast have always been inaccurate and inconsistent. Taylor Horizontal rod, vertical loop, straight tip path: practice that until you can do it well. Then, do the same with an underslung loop...ie: pendulum...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Saltwater Casting Angles
Replies: 38
Views: 1410

Re: Saltwater Casting Angles

Taylor, For me, there is no question that I prefer a low rod and low trajectory: no line or rod high in the air, and the shorter the distance the fly falls the quieter it hits. With some practice you can even get the fly to hook upward and stall, which lessens the impact even more. That "kick" you m...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 35
Views: 2305

Re: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Paul

Would it not be a bit easier to avoid confusion if the "M" in minimum chord length was small... like mCL.

While the "M" in Maximum Counter Flex stays capitalized like MCF?

It is easy to get them confused!
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 35
Views: 2305

Re: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Merlin, Thanks for that description in terms I think I can understand! I am actually surprised that the rod unloading adds even that much to the cast. I always assumed the much larger input was due to that long lever directly adding line speed. Of course, I now have more questions... First, I read m...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 35
Views: 2305

Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Merlin, et al... I am still reviewing and digesting a lot of the demos I saw at a recent regional fly show. I observed just about every casting demonstrator. I watch 'em all, even if I have never heard of them. I figure if they are confident enough to put on a microphone in front of a large audience...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 103
Views: 4322

Re: Curve Casts

There is a vertical separation between the legs as well of course. In fact, apart from causing the tail, the other challenge is to avoid collisions between the legs of the loop or the line and the rod. Amen! And things get even more challenging if the fly has some weight like in the salt! The reaso...

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