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by Viking Lars
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2207

Re: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?

I've found that when casting softer rods, a significant "follow-through" or "follow-forward" helps negotiate the bigger counter flex. Otherwise I pretty much agree with Lasse on the differences between casting "long" and "short" rods. Man - I remember that Avanta well. I also remember winning a comp...
by Viking Lars
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?

I've built several rods in the past 25 years, and I was never very good at it, but they worked just as well as the factory versions. If you want top quality hardware you're not going to save a whole lot. Buying top quality rings (which you should), thread, epoxy, cork (good cork is ridiculously expe...
by Viking Lars
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly lines cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Fly lines cracking

I find it varies and I agree with Graeme! However I find that cleaning (with a cloth and water) and the use of a lubricant (Shoot *is* very good) greatly increases the life of a flyline, even one used on grass. I run my lines through a wet rag every time I come off the grass and apply lubricant just...
by Viking Lars
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies

Well, I won't say it enhances anything, but is does go transparent unless you really pile it on.

Have fun - it's definitely worth having a roll of mono thread, I think.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies

There are several alternatives to Larva Lace's mono thread. UNI has one I've used for many, many years and Veevus also has a mono thread, which is also good. I don't like tying with mono, but it has the great advantage that it disappears when covered with epoxy/UV-resin.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

It's borderline insane to say it, but I can't wait :-).

L
by Viking Lars
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

Esa - my point in using callipers is not to take diameter measurements as such, but to determine where tapers end and begin. Both to get correct head-weight readings, but also to check that taper-lengths are as stated by manufacturer.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers
Replies: 113
Views: 3932

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Lasse - the shooting heads I use on my 15' two hander were heavy enough to break a 9' 4-wt Loop-rod :-).

L
by Viking Lars
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Suggested method for measuring lines

Hi All! In order to get the fly line database off the ground, we need to settle on a standardised way of measuring the lines, and I have had a bit of a think. Let me know what you think (especially you physics-geeks). Length: I suspect any length measuring device is precise enough? I have a few diff...
by Viking Lars
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers
Replies: 113
Views: 3932

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Lasse - yes, I’ve tried to break several rods with heavy lines and succeeded once. I’ve broken a few rods casting “normal” lines while certainly not trying to.

L

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