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by Geenomad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Paul I'm far from an authority on svirgolato but after a couple of goes in a couple of practice sessions I can say that for me the trick is to follow Malik's advice on timing - twist during the stop. This gave me a tailing loop, mostly horizontal, so headed down range and out to my left. When tur...
by Geenomad
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

Malik wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 am
PS : your Einstein series are really helpful. Thanks for that !
M.
A fair trade. :)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

PS for Mark : let me know how it’s going on. Will do mate. :) Hi Malik Just back from the park. I really like it and your advice was spot on so many thanks. As ever timing is all. Started with the rod in a side cast plane but very soon wanted to see how close to the vertical I could take it. Now ha...
by Geenomad
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

Malik wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 pm
PS for Mark : let me know how it’s going on.
Will do mate. :)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

It's actually a crossing loop where the fly leg goes left then turn right (if you are right-handed). Playing with the power application and the timing of the shoot, you can also obtain a very efficient hook cast to the left. The trick of the svirgolato is just to "twist the tip" of the rod during t...
by Geenomad
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Reel Drag Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Reel Drag Settings

Hi Taylor Here's how I think about it. There are two basic reasons to have drag on your fly reel. One is to prevent overrun, including when stripping line off in a hurry. The other is to (help) apply pressure to a fish to tire them sufficiently to land. The circumstances will influence a drag settin...
by Geenomad
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 61
Views: 1612

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Gary On the same page again/still. Structure before content. Practicality before taxonomic purity. :D Suggest we might start with what the basics and what is clear then add/fit in the less obvious, trickier classifications later. As a left hander I am used to transposing the usual offerings but i...
by Geenomad
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 1386

Re: Thrust?

As Paul stated above, it can help with focusing the loop for casting into the wind... and it can poke your fly back under the mangroves too. I do not see a great increase in line speed though, some but not that much, so I suspect the rod absorbs most of the input or the tip just does not have as mu...
by Geenomad
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 1386

Re: Thrust?

My focus is really just about curve casts, so the impulse I am dwelling upon is not in the direction of the cast. But I agree that in your case the thrust would add something to the net force. Where I think differently is that my concept of a thrust is forward and is applied when the rod is almost ...
by Geenomad
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 1386

Re: Thrust?

For what I am mulling, my guess it that maybe "impulse" would be a better word? An increase in force for a short duration of time and, importantly for me, that is off linear? Force is a vector and momentum is a vector, so the line will deviate from the set path in relation to the magnitude of the i...

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