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by andrewparkeruk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: It's happening
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: It's happening

Congratulations!
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop
Replies: 32
Views: 1893

Re: Straightening the bottom leg of the loop

Bart, You may find this thread quite useful. It's long, but Carl's thoughts are in line with yours (and mine). Cheers, Graeme Paul, in Carl's thread post #1 there appears to be an image missing; above the paragraph starting: "In the loop above you can see various casting faults." I know sometimes f...
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly rod design
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Fly rod design

Interesting video Bob, thank you. Most of those mandrels look to be finished rod length. I didn't pick up from Steve Rajeff's commentary whether multi piece rods, eg. 9' #5 4 piece, are rolled on four mandrels; or if the mandrel produces a 9' rod which is chopped into four pieces, then jointing piec...
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Field Repair Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Field Repair Tips

Paul, I am much less intrepid, and a few years older, than you. I carry a spare bootlace, cable ties in a couple of sizes, antihistamine tablets, antihistamine cream, paracetamol, ibuprofen ... as you can see, I expect I am the thing most likely to break ;)

Andrew
by andrewparkeruk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Vosseler or Danielsson
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Vosseler or Danielsson

I have a couple of older Loop Danielsson Evotec reels: LW 4seven and LW 6nine. They are excellent, robust reels: although heavy when compared with similar era Waterworks ULA F2 and F3. I agree with you Dan that with the Vossler AIR-One, or the Vossler Tryst, you will definitely catch more fish :) An...
by andrewparkeruk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Italian style of casting...
Replies: 31
Views: 2932

Italian style of casting...

Having read a translated article about TLT (http://www.flyrepository.com/boondocks/pages/TLT.pdf) I suspect the prescribed rod specification was written when bamboo or fibreglass rods were the standard. Why else would a 7’6” rod be more like a rapier/dagger than a 9’0” rod? In so many fields, we hum...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Sunray Micro Thin Fly Lines
Replies: 52
Views: 20581

Sunray Micro Thin Fly Lines

Have just been looking at the webpage for Sunray Stuart Crofts Dry Fly line https://sunrayflyfish.com/collections/micro-thin-upsell/products/stuart-crofts-entomology-dry-fly-line-micro-thin-furled?variant=31319769996 Q. The weights look light for their AFTM's. What weight should I buy for my rod? A....
by andrewparkeruk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Italian style of casting...
Replies: 31
Views: 2932

Italian style of casting...

Hey thanks for all of those replies. The short rod I have is a Scott F(ibreglass) 6’6”#3; the next is a quite poky Greys 8’6”#5. I do have a #3 DT line: I should see what I can do with that and those rods.

Andrew
by andrewparkeruk
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Italian style of casting...
Replies: 31
Views: 2932

Italian style of casting...

Vince, from having fished with Malik and having used his rod(s), is TLT tackle dependant, and if so, what tackle? I simply can't remember but is it: shorter, stiffer rod, lightweight DT line, lots of linespeed? Are all of these components necessary, or have you to been able to extract the essence an...
by andrewparkeruk
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Interesting how much fish sleep!
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Interesting how much fish sleep!

I remember seeing a good sized Grayling drifting downstream, gently turning with the current, on the R Lathkill (Derbyshire, UK). My only explanation was it was napping.
I almost stood on a big Brown Trout in very shallow pocket water in NZ around midday: not sure which of us was most surprised

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