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by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Grips?
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

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...
by Bernd Ziesche
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 47
Views: 5582

Re: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Sure there are casts we can use that are perceived as "stopless" Hi Peter, I very much like the way Jason and Grunde described the process of stopping the rod. To me that investigation for a first time highlighted all the aspects of that process. Since then to me the core of stopping the rod is DEC...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Freezing air liquid water fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Freezing air liquid water fishing

Hi Alex,
I recommend to use a thin fly line (lowest possible line weight), huge rings and maybe you want to make sure to have some silicon fat available as well. Otherwise you may fight the ice in the rings not the fish. ;)
Regards
Bernd
by Bernd Ziesche
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Thoughts on catch and release - best practice
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Thoughts on catch and release - best practice

- fighting the fish hard and short Hi Johnny, I have heard a fair number of fly fishermen saying so. At the same time they still using exactly that method of angling usually making for quite long fights and enjoying this. Then we have all the extra soft rods not really helping to shortening the fig...
by Bernd Ziesche
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Rod tip path
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Rod tip path

I've read that the tip position at the beginning of the stroke needs to be inline to where the the tip is during the deepest load in the rod during the stroke. Seems basic but agreeable to everyone? This gives you a straight path and avoids tailing loops, gives you a good visualization on opening t...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 5140

Re: Thrust?

Morsie, I interpret it as "thrust" is a term obviously being used in pretty different ways and yet supporting confusion among instructors. Thus I better avoid using it in my teaching. ;) For sure it does not define momentum to me. Not even to some degree. Momentum is clearly defined as mass times ve...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: The Whip Effect
Replies: 51
Views: 5222

Re: The Whip Effect

The inertial effect comes along with spring behavior. When accelerating the butt forward, rod bends under line inertia (its mass) and rod MOI. And as soon as the rod butt is decelerated, the spring energy comes back into the line just as the inertial effect adds forward speed to the line. It is not...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Haul lock and twisting rings
Replies: 42
Views: 3042

Re: Haul lock and twisting rings

Hi James, from time to time I get a student coming with a rod-line combination, that for me locks up the haul on mainly the forward cast. It usually is a slow sinking line combined with snakes. Specific coating, that works on water and when having lots of line dressing, but without any of both, trou...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 5140

Re: Thrust?

From Al. "The term 'thrust' is applied energy during a movement, to some degree, defines momentum that directs the oncoming line path or position. 'Thrust' during a move allows a line to move toward a intended placement or path. 'Thrust' is the casters intentional effort to create/aim momentum. Why...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: The Whip Effect
Replies: 51
Views: 5222

Re: The Whip Effect

Thanks Merlin, thanks Gordy for your fine answers. In regard of understanding the level of "whip" better, would it be help to produce a graphite rod coming in constant weight distribution (no taper)? We could then bend both the tapered rod and the none tapered one and see how tip speed would increas...

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