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by Geenomad
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Focus Points
Replies: 33
Views: 551

Re: Focus Points

Physics equations help quantify casting, but understanding the concepts underlying the equations is enough to predict the outcome of a novel action on your part. Equations of physics are useless for most of us. Practical applications of physics have teaching and learning outcomes. Exactly. But you ...
by Geenomad
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 108
Views: 1693

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Have been watching this thread and the one in the physics sub forum. Don't post there and won't get into a physics argument here in the Teaching forum but something needs to be said about where I stand to make sense of what I'm about to say. My position on the physics of it is that I'm more interest...
by Geenomad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly Casting Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Fly Casting Practice

Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly Casting Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Fly Casting Practice

Just to let you folks know that I’ve added a main course sized piece on fly casting practice to the menu on my casting site. http://thecuriousflycaster.com/fly-casting-practice/ I have a thing for what (applied) science can add to casting and the result has been a series – Physics (mechanics) => Bio...
by Geenomad
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

Re: Fly line life

A question about silicone: is there a product which doesn’t cost several £/€ for a small bottle? Hi Andrew Haven't tried the personal lubricant but did find high grade silicone oil (went for higher viscosity version) that is sold as treadmill lubricant on eBay. Avoid the stuff with hydrocarbon (pet...
by Geenomad
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7165

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Thus that statement probably made perfect sense to them, but it not so obvious what you meant to someone who is familiar with Newton's formulation of his second law. I.e. F=dp/dt not the F=ma version that is generally given in high school physics. A perfectly exquisite of example of so many things,...
by Geenomad
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: Gday
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Gday

Jason King wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:11 am
I am now on my journey to casting easier and am lucky enough to have John helping me.
Welcome to Board Jason. Good to add to the contingent from Oz.

Like your choice of journey and guide. Good road to travel. :)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots by shoe companies
Replies: 44
Views: 3008

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: 44
Views: 3008

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: 791

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 ...

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