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by carlz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: CCI Burn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: CCI Burn Out

Marshall, I'm sorry you had that experience. Life is too short to do things you don't enjoy. I hope you haven't given up fly-fishing due to this. One of the questions that my mentor asked was "why do you want to certify", following up with the emphasis that the FFI CI program is a Teaching test. The...
by carlz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Walkie Talkies
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Walkie Talkies

5w minimum, but you might be able to utilize a repeater on your boat that runs 60 or up to 200w, but you start getting into licensing problems. The bigger problem with running at higher power is the power consumption. Transmitting at 5w eats up batteries. I got my HAM license for the purpose of back...
by carlz
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Distance
Topic: late rod rotation and softer rods
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: late rod rotation and softer rods

As I was reviewing Paul's "Competition Casting for distance" video, I realized that the comments about a long drag and late rotation apply to casting glass at fishing distances. I believe that is because Competition Casting really loads the rod with the type of bend that can cause serious tip path i...
by carlz
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2983

Re: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?

I found that my casting improved dramatically as I started changing between softer and stiffer rods for training. There isn't a task on the CI or MCI test that cant be done with a softer rod (and I don't really consider most IM6 rods soft). The principles still apply. The line follows the tip the ac...
by carlz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

As you can put a light downward pressure on the scales through the stiffness of the line, I simply hung in a clothing pin with the mark of the head length on the scale. This also prevents relieving weight by lifting a portion of the line off the scale. I weigh all my fly lines (first 30 ft, but thi...
by carlz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: tips for teaching
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: tips for teaching

I often use dart throwing and javelin or tennis ball throwing analogies for stance and body positioning. I use the dart throwing, with the emphasis on the "flick" at the end. However I also usually point out the Fly Casting is different than any other sport, since there is no follow-through on the ...
by carlz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly Rod Guides
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: Fly Rod Guides

I do like the Torzite material that this manufacturer makes. Hugely expensive and certainly superior to snakes etc. but how much better than SiC I don’t know - although the rings appear bullet-proof. I've been very happy with Alconite guides. They feel just as slick as SiC at 25% the cost, but if y...

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