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by Geenomad
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots by shoe companies
Replies: 27
Views: 447

Re: Wading boots by shoe companies

The only thing I dont like about a trailrunning-shoe as a wadingboot is that it is low and hence that the gravelguards does not work. There are, however, trailrunning-shoes made for running in the winter that are a bit higher. Hi Thomas Yes we are on the same page. It's a long story I won't bore pe...
by Geenomad
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots by shoe companies
Replies: 27
Views: 447

Re: Wading boots by shoe companies

Different strokes for different folks. :) I hate wading boots with a lot of ankle-support and stiff soles. I agree Thomas. Here in Oz, last time I bothered looking, there were hikers of the old school with heavy stiff boots and new school hikers wearing runners, literally or effectively. Not intere...
by Geenomad
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Reel orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Reel orientation

I think I now actually prefer to cast with the reel rotated out. Finishing the stroke with wrist rotation feels much more natural and as if the rod is pivoting around a central point in my hand. Has anyone else played with this? Hi Gary Would guess that your grip is normally thumb on top? Rotation ...
by Geenomad
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Flexi-Stripper
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Flexi-Stripper

Small bloody world. Peter, yeah they look handy and line management is an unglamorous subject close to my breaking point. Lars, forgive me but I only read the first few paragraphs and didn't get down to the author credits. :D Here's the small world story. I'm locked down in Melbourne, time isn't sho...
by Geenomad
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Flexi-Stripper
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Flexi-Stripper

Hi Peter
This seems to be the story.

https://ahrexhooks.com/2020/06/04/ahrex-flexi-stripper/

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Fly line hinging/cracking
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: Fly line hinging/cracking

For light outfits polyleaders are a good option. Loop (to loop) up top and tippet ring down below. Durable, adaptable and not too sticky in the guides.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Dangerous casting conundrum
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: Dangerous casting conundrum

Lee Cummings wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:34 am

Despite claims of stuff like this being circus casting, here as demonstrated is a very safe and viable solution to a tricky problem.
Elegant solution to the problem Lee. Nicely done.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1702

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

Thanks for positive feedback Dirk. Glad it offered you something. Yes the effort by Lasse off his left side is remarkable and a tribute to his technique off the dominant side. Ambition to follow suit is not to be sneezed at. :D I love the conjunction of art and science. In casting Grace is their lov...
by Geenomad
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Line Twist and the Parallel Universe
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Line Twist and the Parallel Universe

So, when you have accumulated a lot of line twist and it doesn't disappear when shooting the line to the reel, what do you do? Hi Johnny While I practice single hand spey often and belgium type casts occasionally, I get some twist but not huge amounts. I try not to let it build up and I manage it i...
by Geenomad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1702

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

Hi Dirk I've thought about learning to cast on my non dominant right side but have never made a sustained effort to do it probably because backhand takes care of that stuff well enough. Good on you for trying. Not sure what level of proficiency you are aiming for but a few thoughts based on my readi...

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