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by TrevH
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbless hooks
Replies: 16
Views: 4271

Barbless hooks

I would be interested in knowing what proportion of UK fly fishers still use barbed hooks.

There are still hooks that you can get barbed but with no barbless equivalent, including from a UK brand. I assume that must be because there is a bigger market for the barbed versions than the barbless.
by TrevH
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 7978

Barbless small dry fly hooks

Yes, and quite small for their size.

Size 20 here pictured (bottom) with Partridge SLD and Kamasan B911 (top and middle respectively), both also in size 20.
by TrevH
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: hi speed tying vids
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

hi speed tying vids

True. The internet is unregulated which I guess is both good and bad.

Unfortunately, the qualification to get listened to is not to be good, but to be loud, so that is what people spend their time on.

Being loud pays better than being good.
by TrevH
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 7978

Barbless small dry fly hooks

Cheers, Neil!
by TrevH
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: hi speed tying vids
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

hi speed tying vids

Me too. I like the high speed vids. Just looking at pike fly videos, some are over 25 minutes long. Way too long for me to watch someone tying one fly. A beginner would want normal speed for demonstrations of technique but if you just want to see how someone tied a fly, high speed is great. Love the...
by TrevH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Upward Force from Form Drag
Replies: 753
Views: 90674

Upward Force from Form Drag

Should be interesting.

I suspect the relationship between both mass and stiffness affects the propensity to DN and I would like to see how that plays out.

Cheers
Trev
by TrevH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 7978

Barbless small dry fly hooks

Great. Thanks!
T
by TrevH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 7978

Barbless small dry fly hooks

t.z., any recommendations as to a good mail order source for the following Ahrex hooks?

FW507 in sizes 20 & 22; and
FW517 in sizes 18 & 20.

I can’t find a UK dealer or a website that I can understand.

Cheers
Trev
by TrevH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Upward Force from Form Drag
Replies: 753
Views: 90674

Upward Force from Form Drag

Thanks, Gordy.
by TrevH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Upward Force from Form Drag
Replies: 753
Views: 90674

Upward Force from Form Drag

Where can I find a copy of Dr McMillen’s work? I would be interested to read it (hope there’s not too much complicated maths in it :D ) Isn’t viscoelasticity a kind of stiffness? We know bead chain has stiffness and the effect that has in forming the loops we see in siphoning bead chain. Cheers Trev

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