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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Sexyloops Casting Level 2 Advanced
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Sexyloops Casting Level 2 Advanced

SubtropicalSpey is gonna love this one!

Paul... check your email.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Strip strike or trout set
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Strip strike or trout set

johnny I have never fished for sea-run trout, but consider these observations if you wish... Instead of pinching the flyline between your two finger and the cork, pinch the line between your two finger tips and the tip of your thumb. You can do this by cradling the handle in your hand and allowing y...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: (Not) watching the backcast
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: (Not) watching the backcast

Of course, using the timing of the unrolling presentation cast is only applicable for the timing of the back cast if the wind is negligible or at 90 degrees. A front or rear wind will assist one and retard the other. Instead of using your vision to determine your "timing", concentrate more on feelin...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Inflatable Life Jackets
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Inflatable Life Jackets

Paul You might want to think twice about the automatic ones? Except for powerboat racers that might get knocked unconscious, the automatic ones are not very popular with the anglers that I know. In fact, everyone I know got rid of them due to annoying (and costly) accidental inflation problems. If p...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dolphin nose on the back cast?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Dolphin nose on the back cast?

I don't think so.

And maybe that is why I have not seen them often. Usually only good casts are in photos or videos. And poor backcasts usually don't have tight loops either, I suspect.

I just made an observation and was curious.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dolphin nose on the back cast?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Dolphin nose on the back cast?

[/quote] Just because the DNL is easiest to demonstrate by casting low power, very tight loops, it should not be used to formulate a hypothesis when there is other, very contradictory, evidence. Cheers, James [/quote] James, OK... no disagreement with that. I'm not trying to take the lead here... I ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dolphin nose on the back cast?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Dolphin nose on the back cast?

Ok, So I read through Mac's Loop article a few times and I think I get it? Loop shape is (partially or primarily) a result of balance (or imbalance) between tension in the legs? Low overall tension and legs too close -> dolphin nose. Balanced tension and appropriate leg separation -> symmetrical loo...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dolphin nose on the back cast?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Dolphin nose on the back cast?

Playing around this evening I saw what I think was a dolphin nose on one of my back casts. It immediately made me go :???: I don't think I have ever done that before, or at least I do not remember seeing it. Tonight was a bit unusual as there was a pretty stout wind that was very constant in strengt...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly Rod Guides
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Fly Rod Guides

After using a few rods with single foot guides I have come to the conclusion that they are not a good choice for saltwater rods. I guess they are OK for lighter rods used on smaller fish, where a slim nail knot can be used at the leader, but the bulkier connections hang up horribly. Also, sliding ro...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers
Replies: 113
Views: 5202

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

I will guess it was almost 20 years ago that I had the pleasure to do an expo with Lefty. The organization supplied the rods and they were beat up demos that were not good. Lefty asked if anyone had a decent rod so I cheerfully handed him my new TFO that he himself had designed. Talk about kissing u...

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