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by James9118
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 670

Re: What do you think?

Another option of course is to stick three of the events over grass, which would lead to more lanes and easier more accurate measuring. Speys and Accuracy still need water. Cheers, Paul You've been dead against casting over grass in the past :D . But I tend to agree, a competition with a 'heats' qu...
by James9118
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Large SH rod videos?
Replies: 37
Views: 882

Re: Large SH rod videos?

Hi Gary, When I'm after predators in the tropics, i.e. with a big fly to chuck combined with the weight of a substantial wire bite tippet, then I'm almost the opposite of Paul - I want the rod tip well out of the way for fear of hitting it with all the metalwork, as such I lay-back the rod quite far...
by James9118
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind

I think self winding reels were designed to make you feel good about your casting - they always give that little buzz of appreciation as your line pulls tight at the end of every cast :D :D :pirate:
by James9118
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1407

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

As well as a 'whoosh' and a 'shwoosh' you should listen out for a 'fly you fool' - the latter guarantees a great cast :pirate: :D
by James9118
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Confused over head length.
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Confused over head length.

Measured my 5 weight, the clearest end is at 67 feet, next clear difference is at 105 feet, and the length clocks in at 128 feet before stretching. Cheers Lasse So the Barrio has a shorter head than the MED? I've not measured any other than weighing them to make sure they comply to the BFCC line we...
by James9118
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Perfect tracking?
Replies: 22
Views: 795

Re: Perfect tracking?

Personally one of the exercises I like is to look at the quality of the loops you're casting. I know this goes against Paul's advice to pick a target in the distance (which is great advice), however I think most of the visual feedback you'll get regarding your tracking is in the shape of your line. ...
by James9118
Mon May 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Virtual flycasting competition
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Virtual flycasting competition

Paul Arden wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:45 am
What might be interesting would be to have two casts measured, one from each end of the tape!
If I'd tried a second set of casts from the other end of the tape when I set my salmon distance I still think I'd be measuring it in the same direction as the first set :D :D :D
by James9118
Sat May 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Virtual flycasting competition
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Virtual flycasting competition

Great weather in Wales today, my best trout distance was 44.1m - unfortunately not timed or witnessed (and still nowhere near Bernt), but I was really pleased with that.
by James9118
Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Sungai Tiang
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Sungai Tiang

Sounds great. What caused the fish loss two years ago?
by James9118
Fri May 15, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: New to the board

Hi thedeadskunk, welcome to Sexyloops. I'm the current holder of the BFCC #7 record :cool: I look forward to competing against you at some point, how far are you currently casting a #7 outfit? My own distance casting improved immensely after finding Sexyloops, so you're in the right place. All the b...

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