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by JimC
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hand casting without a rod.
Replies: 19
Views: 11950

Hand casting without a rod.

Thanks Bernd,

WOW, 26 m by hand only is one great cast. The only way I could approach that distance - feet to fluff - would be a strong tail wind,and a 9 ft leader with 10 m of 7X tippet.

Jim
by JimC
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hand casting without a rod.
Replies: 19
Views: 11950

Hand casting without a rod.

Yes John, That is where I got mine, from Eddie. Hope I can find it.

Jim
by JimC
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hand casting without a rod.
Replies: 19
Views: 11950

Hand casting without a rod.

Several years ago I was given a small gadget that fit on the thumb of your line hand. At the moment it is lost in my boxes of junque, (a fancy word I learned from Andy Puyans). Anyway it consisted of a small open faced, ball-bearing spindle with which you grasp the line above the stripping guide so ...
by JimC
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hand casting without a rod.
Replies: 19
Views: 11950

Hand casting without a rod.

I have tried the hand only casting as demonstrated in the video with poor results, I'm 81 years old and it just takes too much effort and I can't develop enough line speed with that approach. A far better method for me is to face to the rear (for the forward stroke) with my hands together, extended ...
by JimC
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hand casting without a rod.
Replies: 19
Views: 11950

Hand casting without a rod.

OK Guys, I know this board is filled with long distance zealots, all of whom can discuss details of rods , lines, stokes, hauling, etc. until my head spins, but I need some insight and help on the above topic. So my basic questions are - 1) Just how far is considered a very good cast without a rod? ...
by JimC
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mechanics of the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 26729

Mechanics of the Haul

Paul, To quote from an old Steve McQueen movie, " What we have here is a failure to communicate." I only tried to describe motion of the rod hand to use it as a model in later discussion. Acceleration is the rate of increasing velocity, but "increasing rate of acceleration"?? Can...
by JimC
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mechanics of the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 26729

Mechanics of the Haul

Opps - This post is OK

It was the prior post with the same topic which has now disappeared.
by JimC
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mechanics of the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 26729

Mechanics of the Haul

Please delete this post. I found too many typos
by JimC
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mechanics of the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 26729

Mechanics of the Haul

Mechanics of the haul OK Guys, Here is another idea that has been dancing around in my head on which I would like your thoughts. First, let me set the stage so I’ll have a model to compare with and please don't nit-pick me on the technical terminology. On a typical forward cast the rod hand moves fo...
by JimC
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Sink rates of T-8, 11, and 14
Replies: 3
Views: 3532

Sink rates of T-8, 11, and 14

Have there been any studies/ tests of the actual sink rates of these lines?

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