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by Carol
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Line management video/description
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Line management video/description

I don't know what it's supposed to look like, but the pic in the link looks like a cancerous jellyfish to me. :laugh: :laugh: Even with reading glasses on. :D Even though I'm nowhere near ready to start working on an MCI, this is a great topic. How many times have we mucked up line control and stepp...
by Carol
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

Paul Arden wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:52 pm
I had some good times with Mac, and some great discussions too :D
He is a colorful character, for sure, and very thoughtful about casting, fishing and guiding ...
by Carol
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

I asked Mac about the Abel Arm:

Question: Was this Abel reel (pic attached) meant to accomplish something similar?
Answer: I don't think so because the reel seat is in the same position. What it does is would help to balance heavier rods.
by Carol
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

Thanks, Gordy. That makes sense.
by Carol
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

First. Merlin, I really appreciate the education. It's making more sense the more I read and [think I] understand it. The free-free beam produces a different type of oscillation than the closed-free beam. We can control, to an extent, which type of beam we are working with by location and tightness ...
by Carol
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

As usual, I first needed to learn what is a butt node. I found a rudimentary definition of nodes for the non-rod builder. With that rudimentary understanding, I can begin to make sense (sort of) of the balance point discussion. But, I believe you are correct that Mac is talking about vibration dampe...
by Carol
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

I met Mac Brown at the Denver Fly Fishing show in January and he worked with me a bit. He (and independently my mentor) suggested I try holding the grip a little differently with the fatty part of the palm -- hypothenar eminence (looked it up) -- just below the cork on the reel seat. I can't recall ...
by Carol
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

Never mind about "predominant." It's pretty self-explanatory, but I still can't picture the layout and what you're doing.
by Carol
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

I once played a good game with a lad on a football field, I laid out targets in each corner of one half of the marked out pitch and also placed targets in between at half way points. With a predominant wind coming in I asked him where would be the best place to stand within this half pitch to give ...
by Carol
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tenis Elbow
Replies: 64
Views: 13921

Re: Tenis Elbow

Doc Ling wrote to me: Usual treatment for TE is corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy Havent heard of cold laser treatment but guess any treatment modality will work sometime. Best for fly fishing casting is to condition and strengthen forearm and utilise power from feet, core and shoulder com...

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