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by Viking Lars
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Movies of Grant Casting.

It most like doesn't exist anymore and if it does, it's probably overexposed by now...

I don't know if Grant ever write much and if the specifications for his line exists. That'll be worth tracking down!

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Movies of Grant Casting.

Yes, I have cast fully dressed salmon flies - never a 4/0, though. And yes, I too think it's possible to cast one 47 yards with a modern outfit. What I meant was that I doubt that anyone would be able to do it today, using an outfit like the one Grant used. The 47 yard cast was in a fishing situatio...
by Viking Lars
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Movies of Grant Casting.

Alexander Grant was certainly an exceptional caster, and one thing was what he could do in tournaments and on grass, but there are even a description of him hooking and landing an 8lbs salmon, on a 4/0 hook with a speycast at a distance later measure to 47 yards! And of course his record cast was ma...
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Leaders for students
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Leaders for students

I use a 9' 0X leader and don't add any tippet.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Lens for nature shots
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Lens for nature shots

In that case, go for a 70-200mm f/2.8 and an SLR with an APSC-size sensor, Nikon D500 for instance, but there are many other good choices. I just know Nikon best :-).
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Lens for nature shots
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Lens for nature shots

For that kind of nature photography, you obviously need a long lens. How long depends on what (if any) equipment you have now and how close you can get. For shooting wild life, I'd say 200mm is an absolute minimum (an note that 200mm isn't *just* 200mm, it depends on the sensor size of your camera)....
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Our lock has also been extended until Easter - and further extensions could be coming. We might also be adviced against (maybe even forcved not to) travel between regions of the country...

Lars
by Viking Lars
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Right - Piffen, thanks for chiming in, I did seem to remember it was jarrah (with an *h* :-).

And thanks Mark - it does look very similar to that fresh cut of yours, and of course, Piffen has confirmed. It'll be interesting to to try working with it.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Hey Mark!

This lock down thread can be whatever we want it to - doesn't have to be fly fishing related :-). Now that you say it, I actually think the wood I got from Piffen was jarra. Brown, very hard, not highly figured, seems quite oily?

Piffen - was it jarra?

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Piffen - I started cutting a piece off that wood yesterday, just with a handsaw. I quickly gave up and ordered that bandsaw I've wanted to years. Christ, that's hard wood :-).

Lars

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