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by James9118
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?

I'd tell them to wait a bit longer - especially if I was in a casting competition against them :D :D :D :pirate:
by James9118
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Timing - just the fly line, or the leader and fly line?

As soon as the loop disappears (i.e. the fly-line is straight - not necessarily the leader) then the force that keeps the rod-leg taut also disappears and sag sets in. Sag contributes to BDB (Bernd's dangly bits) and isn't to be encouraged. As such, I prefer to go early - so long as the leader isn't...
by James9118
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 32
Views: 605

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

nicholasfmoore wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:05 pm
How would you describe it?
I'm not sure :upside: What could be interesting is a comparison to a video where you think you're pushing - using the same short length of line.

I'm not sure about the BFFI - I may be away, however I'm sure we'll catch up for a cast at some point.

Cheers, James.
by James9118
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 32
Views: 605

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

Hi Nick - how would you describe what you're doing in the video - pushing or pulling? :D
by James9118
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pull the line first.
Replies: 64
Views: 865

Re: Pull the line first.

Ciao Mike/Ivan.

I think it's about the fastest pull, not the longest pull.

Cheers, James.

(great spoon-casting by the way :D )
by James9118
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pull the line first.
Replies: 64
Views: 865

Re: Pull the line first.

It’s possible that loop integrity is simply far more important than line speed. There are quite a few distance casters who feel that they “float the loop” out. Cheers, Paul I think there's almost certainly something in this. Having spent many hours marking in casting comps you get to see which loop...
by James9118
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

Nick, What actual evidence do you have regarding your casting stroke with various outfits? I ask this because often what people think they're doing isn't actually what they are doing in reality. To give an example - if I perform my 'ideal' stroke whilst spoon-casting in front of a mirror (is spoon-c...
by James9118
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Evidence of good practice sessions
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: Evidence of good practice sessions

The best example of this I saw was TC - he practiced so much that he put a hole in his skin, had to cast with a bandage in place for a month or so :D :D :D
by James9118
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: New to the board. Hi everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: New to the board. Hi everyone!

Hi Stefan, cool to have you back. Tracy says hi also.
by James9118
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How does the double haul reduce stroke length?
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: How does the double haul reduce stroke length?

Practicing distance when delivered on the backcast will tell you a lot about your feedback when double hauling. Handy when you get an 'on the shoulder' wind in a competition also.

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