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by crunch
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Rear taper on shooting head
Replies: 48
Views: 1581

Re: Rear taper on shooting head

I think a rear taper has some advantage when line head weight distribution comes more front biased so head can be longer.

Esa
by crunch
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

As you can put a light downward pressure on the scales through the stiffness of the line, I simply hung in a clothing pin with the mark of the head length on the scale. This also prevents relieving weight by lifting a portion of the line off the scale. I weigh all my fly lines (first 30 ft, but thi...
by crunch
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

I have marked 1000mm and 1500mm lengths from the table corner and holding line between left hand index finger and thumb I put index finger to the table edge and thumb nail is aligned to length mark while pulling line thru right hand fingers the length is very fast to measure.

Esa
by crunch
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

Weighing is better than taking diameters because we cast weight in the first place and diameters usually change and line can be oval. Yes diameter has some effect to wind resistance but it effects weight because line densities are not constant. When length is measured first and then line is coiled a...
by crunch
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rod deflection and acceleration
Replies: 34
Views: 1557

Re: Rod deflection and acceleration

Short single hand rods don't but long double hand rods might. When rods evolve lighter they are easier to accelerate line using lever effect and when some bend is good to make line loop narrow a light rod needs to be softer because lighter rod moment of inertia cause less bend.

Esa
by crunch
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: DHD for ISW Surf Casting
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: DHD for ISW Surf Casting

Paul you did talk with Mike in Cumbria WC. Mike was wearing a wax coat which was well worn out :) I did use 15ft rod when I began salt water DHD but it was poor in strong wind and hard work to cast 650gr line. Lately I have cast 700gr...800gr shooting heads using 10ft.Spinning rod which is rated for...
by crunch
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Progressive rod?
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: Progressive rod?

Here Tim Rajeff explains and show how rod span change depending rod action. Tip action rod allows us to use wider casting stroke because its span shortens more wihout tip "lagging behind" too much so line acceleration efficiency is better.

by crunch
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Casting accuracy / rod length
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Casting accuracy / rod length

I bought NexTackle 11ft #2 four piece blank (about 45 euros from ebay/Bulgaria) which CCS at full 3310mm are IP58g, AA65 with an idea to have soft and very slow action accuracy rod and at 2750mm length from rear it is IP116g, AA50 and test casting with only taped guides I feel it has potential to be...
by crunch
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Casting accuracy / rod length
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Casting accuracy / rod length

Yes 9ft rods are used mostly because there are more of them. Chris Corich said that when rod has heavier and softer (8'6'') blank the line length out of rod has less effect to rod bend so there is less need to change casting stroke on 8m...15m range.

Esa
by crunch
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 81
Views: 9187

Re: New SW line by RIO

Sakke, what if you make a shooting line taking stiff mono and push it inside a strong braid and then coat it smooth using PU or other glue? If you find larger braid you can use same method making line heads stronger?

Esa

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