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by Bernd Ziesche
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: That whuuumpin' feeling
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: That whuuumpin' feeling

Hi Carol, I use the term "whuuuuuump" to make the smooth acceleration hearable. Comparing it with "wuuuuuuUUMP" for which I perform a too sudden burst of force application and thus creating a too sudden increase in rod bend close the end of the stroke = tailing issue. Most students get that right im...
by Bernd Ziesche
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 120
Views: 1954

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

Hi Graeme, Thanks a lot for sharing all your many fine thoughts. Good stuff! In regard of teaching fly casting to the avg. student, do you explain what casting a tight wave or an open wave means? If so, how do you explain the use of term wave for something (in my exp.) 99% of beginners already know ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Overhang
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Overhang

Hi Carol, Let's imagine you have no overhang, but still the end of the head in your tip section when you are about to shoot some line to distance. 1. Problem: The end of the head has a large diameter and thus "sticks" in the rings (more friction). 2. Problem: When the rod counterflexes after passing...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Bernd's FP - line trap
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Bernd's FP - line trap

Hi James,
thanks! Thats indeed a great picture presenting perfectly why even the best may have to deal with that issue sometimes. Thanks a lot for sharing!
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Shooting line while fishing
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Shooting line while fishing

Hi Paul, good point (in your initial posting). I agree many instructors will miss to teach this. I have been teaching fly fishing for coastal Sea trout for 20 years. Here I always taught to have the first casts for covering a new spot not aiming on highest possible, but for immediate connection to t...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Thinner Lines = higher speed
Replies: 65
Views: 14891

Re: Thinner Lines = higher speed

Hi Paul, I have no time to work thru all 6 pages here. Sorry for that. Anyway I give it some thoughts on your initial post. If I want fastest possible rotation, I take off line + tip section + middle section. Then I have less resistance to overcome and thus achieve fastest possible rotation for the ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Q: How does hauling work?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Q: How does hauling work?

the rod is instead bent for a longer time/ unbends slower when hauling. Maximum tipspeed is therefore actually slower in a hauled cast then in a nonhauled cast, Hi ;) That sounds interesting to me. Hauled or not hauled cast, RSP 1 position always means no rod bend left. RSP1 happens in the same pos...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Using Video while teaching
Replies: 43
Views: 4609

Re: Using Video while teaching

Question: How do you set things up to get the best contrast where you can see the line? We don't have any big blue walls around here. Hi Carol, Teaching wise I dont videolize the line, but the students movements. He then can watch the achievements for the line going after improving his movements, i...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: First Lesson
Replies: 36
Views: 3422

Re: First Lesson

Hi Paul, - how to avoid and how to eliminate slack line (roll pick up and lay down included) - waiting for the line to unroll - smooth acceleration, adjusting line speed and how to avoid tailings - positioning of rotation within the stroke - matching the size of arc to the desired speed (lengthening...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Grips?
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Grips?

Hi Nicholas, in my teaching experience 3 is a number, which most students can well remember. This is why I teach 3 grips: 1. Index finger on top 2. Thumb on top 3. V-grip Following this thread we find 7 grips already. 7 is a hell lot in a teaching point of view! Pictures indeed might be helpful. Che...

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