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by Paul Arden
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Maintaining line tension

I had these discussions for about 15 years. I’m not going to discuss it any more :D However as an instructor you need to be able to do both grass and water. It’s not loading the rod on the backcast. We use the casting stroke for that. Most problems are forgetting to make a slow lift over grass becau...
by Paul Arden
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Hand Speed

Hi John,

many of the haul measurements on SL have been measured from the stripping guide to hauling hand. Which is obviously higher than line hand alone.

Thanks Leslie. I’ll have a look shortly. Just fixing a fuel leak!

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 172
Views: 6318

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

It’s an interesting topic, Dirk, because I think most flycasters don’t train to compete, they simply train their casting. And that change is very significant. You need a game plan!

I’ll do a bit of Googling and have a look for Dr Alfred.

Thanks, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Maintaining line tension

I know. That was the first argument I made :D
by Paul Arden
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 172
Views: 6318

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Incidentally I think it makes a lot more sense to be a professional golfer than flycaster. :laugh: It will be interesting to see what similarities there are to the golf swing. Interestingly I found a lot of similarities to playing pool. Tracking, focus, sighting, stance. Of course that game is also ...
by Paul Arden
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 172
Views: 6318

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

If you wish, I can email you something I have written describing the process. Yes please! I’d love to read that. I’m usually pretty good under pressure. But there are a few reasons for that. One is for decades I’ve taken a rod outside to relax. Working online, need a break, and I’ll pick up the rod...
by Paul Arden
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: PUALD Challenge
Replies: 46
Views: 1181

Re: PUALD Challenge

You wait till you see my pants mate. You’ll want to know where I bought them. :D
by Paul Arden
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Maintaining line tension

Good post Gary! I agree of course. The other thing I look for is the waterfall coming off the line as it exits the water. This is Peter Hayes teaching. Works perfectly for drawing attention to the lift, but only works over water of course. For many years I argued that the CCI PUALD should be examine...
by Paul Arden
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

What I would like is a reel with a lever drag. Disc brakes would work fine! A bit like a bike. Something highly adjustable. And it should be at the front, not at the back. Let’s say you are walking the flats and you need a bit more line. You have already set the damned drag! Now to unset it in order...
by Paul Arden
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 172
Views: 6318

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

I don’t discount the wind because I find it difficult. In fact I think a gale will suit me better than most. I just discount it because it’s a meaningless number unless everyone experiences the same! Twice I’ve been in the WC finals with casts of around 115’. You go out one day and throw 115. You go...

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