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by Kevin P
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1586

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

Dear Gordy I can confirm your arithmetic. The old line (1990s Wet Cel #7) weighed 12.8g over first 30feet / 9.14m = 1.4g/m and carried on being the same thickness until the rear taper set in. The average weight along the 43 feet / 13.1m aerialised head (including rear taper) was 1.23 g/m as you stat...
by Kevin P
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1586

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

Hi everyone - this database is a brilliant project and will be very valuable resource. About 4 years ago I wanted to understand why some of my 6-weight lines cast well and others were lousy. So I weighed and measured them, and I found the weighing method as described above by Lars, was repeatable (u...
by Kevin P
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Good budget fly rods
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Good budget fly rods

Greys GR50 is a crisper quicker rod than the old GR30 and I found the #6 weight 9 foot 6 version very good - now available for bargain prices well under £100 if you shop around internet (I think they might be phasing them out and replacing with GR60).
Kevin
by Kevin P
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbless hooks
Replies: 16
Views: 4264

Barbless hooks

Personal net recommendation..........Greys GX folding net (large). It has a deep rubberised bag that is ideal for fish recovery. It's also (nearly) big enough for most carp I catch. It is heavy and to hang it securely on my waistcoat I use a pair of 2cm magnets from here: https://www.emagnets.com/, ...
by Kevin P
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Quick opinion on rod choice and beginners...
Replies: 26
Views: 4599

Quick opinion on rod choice and beginners...

Hello all - I bought a GR70 after a lesson with an isntructor since it was the easiest rod to cast that I ever tried, and it is what that particular instructor finds easiest to cast for beginners (I'm not a beginner, though no expert caster either). This instructor had a Rio Grand along and it is (I...
by Kevin P
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Backing line for shooting.
Replies: 14
Views: 5648

Backing line for shooting.

Thank you all for giving me an "aha" moment. I have a super-fast-sink line, WF8, that really does not want to shoot. It is miserable to cast. That's why I have not fished it in several years. I have weighed and measured all my lines recently, including the running lines, and this WF8 is weighted as ...
by Kevin P
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Shoulder Crosswind
Topic: Sidewind (off-shoulder)
Replies: 5
Views: 2221

Sidewind (off-shoulder)

Dear Paul, I find these videos very helpful. I expect the next video clip will be about how to cope with a strong side wind blowing onto the preferred casting shoulder. This is usually done by taking the rod across to the opposite shoulder to avoid the line blowing onto the caster (I know there are ...
by Kevin P
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Freshwater shrimp after dark
Replies: 6
Views: 4112

Freshwater shrimp after dark

Dear Paul UV materials fluoresce, meaning the give off light visible to humans when illuminated by ultraviolet (which humans cannot see). Late in the day and at night there's no UV light. Moreover there's almost no delay between absorbing and emitting light from a fluorescent material. A much better...
by Kevin P
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Overline your fast rod
Replies: 77
Views: 20148

Overline your fast rod

Hi With respect to compensating for tip path: I laid a ruler across the screen while playing the Lasse video. My impression is that with the #3 line, the path of the hand (in vertical plane) was rather concave - dipping down slightly in the middle of the stroke - especially in the first few false ca...
by Kevin P
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Carp on Fly Rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Carp on Fly Rod

Hello Queenfish! I was amused that you describe a lake as being "around here" when it's 700km away! I am fortunate that I can get to 4 decent trout waters within about 10 miles and many more coarse fishing lakes (cyprinids and perch) within a 20 minute drive. There's no decent piking nearby though. ...

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