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by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 120
Views: 1952

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

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:52 am
The tension at the fly is zero.
No, it's not.
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

I use this thing from time to time to change direction, but for a normal cast it does not work, it is dangerous and also not very efficient, if we compare it to what you could do without using it, if you want to have a good cast, the fly or line must still lay back, thus eliminating the utility, I ...
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

Hi Graeme That's indeed a handy thing, mate! Great casters often exhibit that subtle rod adjustment around the stroke change-over. Once awake to it, you notice it a lot. It cleans/tightens the casts more or less following the "180 rule" very nicely. To me in this scenario, "waypoint" thoughts featur...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

I'm sure those fit the framework, Paul! These and Gary's question about more distant engagement have expanded the application field in my imagination, thanks. Up to now, my thinking was more of bends around the pre-delivery rod position. Like the little pausing move opposite to the intended delivery...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

I’ve always considered the V that is in the sequence above to be a transverse wave that propagates in the direction of the fly? Hi Paul Bends propagating toward the fly end, yes, waves. In waypoint guise these transverse waves have a specific handy effect. Which is why I call only the useful ones w...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

Is the waypoint always set "at" the rod tip, or can it be placed at some point in space distant from the tip? Hi Gary If you want a waypoint distant from the tip by the time it is commissioned into the next stroke's dynamics, you will need to create it earlier, though still inevitably cause it by t...
by Dirk le Roux
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Waypoints

Here is a composite of Aitor's cast, from waypoint formation to loop formation: 2_WP composite.jpg You can see that a waypoint does move about in space, though often less than you might expect. Its migration depends on the cast situation and is reasonably predictable. With a bit of practice, you wil...
by Dirk le Roux
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Waypoints

I've been playing in my casting with what I call "waypoints". As these are mostly the result of repositioning the rod (orientation and tip), the device, technique, trick, is not new. New for me is focusing on the waypoint as a feature, rather than the rod action which produced it, and how its dynami...
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The Borger corkscrew cast/mend
Replies: 53
Views: 16402

Re: The Borger corkscrew cast/mend

Welkom Leslie! Jason's corkscrew pre the GIF seemed to me as an overhead stroke going into a side-chop stop, like Paul's but not directly sideways, followed by a C mend. I think your Jarmo-placed corkscrew video is close to that (but yours without the return at the C's bottom), and consequently Paul...
by Dirk le Roux
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 120
Views: 1952

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

Save for outlining a really nice-looking fish that morphs into something more Amoeba-like, I don't think you have removed tension from that cast, Graeme. A wave needs tension to propagate, and that fish loop still propagates. The best way to remove as much as possible tension from the rod leg is to ...

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