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by Paul Arden
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line

This is counterflex flex of the rod. If you go vertical you’ll still get it, it will just be a little hump mend :) Basically it’s a wave travelling down the rod leg as a result of the tip travelling from RSP to MCF to RSP2. There are ways to try to minimise it. Mending immediately after RSP to compe...
by Paul Arden
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Accuracy

Steve is a machine. I watched him throw 78 out of possible 80 in Norway. Unreal casting. Super tight loops, rapid change in trajectory and shot straight into the middle of the target. Very inspiring for me. I now have rings off the back of my boat. To get good at this you have to make it your thing....
by Paul Arden
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting poppers
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Casting poppers

Are you in Australia, Cris?
by Paul Arden
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

It’s funny, I’ve also been thinking about the movie Omega Man quite a lot recently :D completely isolated here. Haven’t seen anyone in weeks. Apart from two orang Asli boats in this time. Internet is terrible. The fishing is pretty slow. But apart from the bees life has been idyllic. Yep I’ve been w...
by Paul Arden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 684

Re: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing

Yes but I’m pretty sure that later in the exam when it comes to tailing loops you will see Creep described as a fault. Creep is not the only fault term we have in fly casting. Crashed Anchors would be another. If Creep isn’t a fault for the IFF then they have to be completely consistent with this th...
by Paul Arden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

Sort of. I’ve fitted a spot/flood lamp to the Rocket and the Battleship. But you can’t navigate around the lake with it on - you won’t know where you are! It’s just for parking, travelling between stumps. I navigate by the outline of the hills and islands etc. Sometimes the stars. With the light on ...
by Paul Arden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching drift?
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Teaching drift?

I was more thinking about forward drift as the backcast is unrolling! I use it in distance casting to reposition the rod to a better starting point for the beginning of the forward cast. It’s also called “Slide” - a form of drift... I will try to cover this more later next month. Particularly Drift/...
by Paul Arden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Gloss vs. Matte finish on rods.
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Gloss vs. Matte finish on rods.

I think it’s nuts to have shiny rods! I’d post more but my internet is cutting out. I’ll write a FP on it next week :)
by Paul Arden
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: Newb
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Newb

They were actually done as a sequence. Ideally they should be watched in chronological order. (And practise at the same time! :) )

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Leaders for students
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Leaders for students

That works for me!

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