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by James9118
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Making a rod slick?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Making a rod slick?

I'm the same as Jarmo. Certainly if the blank gets dirty with algae or mud then the line doesn't shoot or feedback after the hauls as well. Thus I'll clean my rods with the same slicked cloth as I clean my lines. Just be careful trying to get a slicked rod's joints apart though :blush:
by James9118
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: Newb
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Newb

Hi Paul, I think you may have slightly mis-interpreted my thoughts from the 5th March FP. My comments were targeted at those taking un-researched actions such as buying and wearing totally ineffective face masks, perhaps these are the same people who have been panic buying bog-roll recently. I'm ful...
by James9118
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Poppers - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Poppers - how much?

Figure out how many you can tie in an hour, then determine what hourly rate you deserve to pay yourself. Then each fly should be your hourly rate divided by the number of flies/hr. My flies cost £75 each, I don't sell many flies :D :D :D
by James9118
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching drift?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Teaching drift?

Firstly, ask them to do something with the rod tip after the stop has been made e.g. put an aerial mend in or wiggles. Give them a target to mend around (both sides) or a line to cut with as many wiggles as possible. After that, ask them to tap the rod tip on the floor after the stop but before the ...
by James9118
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Permit - me too
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Permit - me too

I'm an advocate of 'bringing out the jack in them' also. Anyone who has fished the flats know that crabs essentially have two defences against big predators; bury themselves or flee. They certainly don't stand and fight! When they flee, the flee fast - often looking like a swimming fish. I've been t...
by James9118
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Saltwater Casting Angles
Replies: 38
Views: 1399

Re: Saltwater Casting Angles

Just to add something else into the mix, I've definitely seen fish on the flats spook from a 'flash' from the rod. As such, a lower rod may help limit the distance over which this flash could be seen by a fish.

James.
by James9118
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Trailing loop or tailing loop ?
Replies: 52
Views: 18010

Re: Trailing loop or tailing loop ?

Yeah, I'd agree with that. I was making some assumptions about the video which I suspect shows someone casting slow with tight loops. The angle at which someone is viewing or photographing also has an effect.

Cheers, James
by James9118
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Trailing loop or tailing loop ?
Replies: 52
Views: 18010

Re: Trailing loop or tailing loop ?

Hi Jarmo, I think they are due to gravity. If you cast slow and with tight loops you'll see them. This is because the backcast is always dropping due to gravity thus the forward cast has an upward trajectory if you allow the backcast sufficient time to sink. Try casting fast and then slow and see if...
by James9118
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 13922

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Thanks John - I think that ICSF page needs editing, it's a bit ambiguous as it is.

Cheers, James
by James9118
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 13922

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

I've just been made aware of this: https://www.icsf-castingsport.com/news/ ... OFYc9SslsQ

Does anyone know what's going on?

james

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