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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: SA Mastery Standard AFFTA line
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: SA Mastery Standard AFFTA line

That is good news! The numbers look good, but how does it feel? Stiffness, floatability, texture, slickness, etc... Believe it or not, here in S Florida, we need different lines for winter fishing as our usual saltwater "tropic" lines are horrible when the water temp drops below 80 F. Some freshwate...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Elbow Out Style

On the FFi Zoom session they referred to it as either belly-boat style or float-tube style, but I don't remember which. I caught the concept, not the exact name. I have, in the past, referred to it as kayak casting, so it made sense to me. In all those cases getting the rod up and not having your le...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting into the wind
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Casting into the wind

Sorry for all the questions, but here in S. Florida we have a sub-season between winter and summer that is called "Windy", and that appears to be what we are entering now. So, no fishing this weekend but lots of casting into a pretty decent wind (10 - 20 mph). So it is an opportunity to tune up. I'v...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Ring which bell?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Ring which bell?

Paul, When you set the location of the bell for your imaginary destination for the back cast, how do you determine it? The target is the final destination of the presentation cast so that is real. I assume it is the surface of the water or some point a bit elevated above the water. But what do you u...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Elbow Out Style

George C Yep... there are a lot of photos of professional athletes throwing things, like US baseball pitchers, or NFL quarterbacks that look to be using a similar technique. Not to mention the thousands of young amateurs from PeWee up to college age that do to... since that is the way they are taugh...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Elbow Out Style

If you have watched Peter Morse's video on casting styles (see post #12 above) there is no need to check out the FFi Zoom from the other week. The two are very similar in content, except the Zoom required a lot more imagination as it was performed in a chair in front of a laptop camera, and without ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Elbow Out Style

After giving this some thought I believe the almost 100% of students that show up using the elbow out style, around here, is probably a cultural thing. If you grew up in the US, are male, and at least somewhat athletic, you spent most of your time throwing things like baseballs or footballs. These w...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Elbow Out Style

IF... someone showed up for lessons with this style??? Although I am without any hard statistical evidence I would not hesitate to say this is the most common "style" for casting down here in the salt. In fact, I think all the others are seen as special techniques used by trout anglers or for tourna...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: So... what is number 6?
Replies: 28
Views: 615

Re: So... what is number 6?

I phoned a buddy who originally told me about the Zoom and asked about the two tournament styles (sorry... techniques!), and was informed that they were not discussed. The program was limited to fishing casts. So I didn't sleep through it! So, for my own curiosity, what might be two general tourname...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1423

Re: Pairing lines to rods

Paul, There is no stripping guide on the butt section. The only thing keeping the handle in place is the small metal winding check. That would have to be removed, which would likely mess up the aesthetics of the SL logo, but otherwise not cause any physical harm. The blank under the grip could then ...

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