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by Morsie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 34
Views: 547

Re: Elbow Out Style

The big issue with elbow out style as I see it is hand height creep. As the self taught caster wants to go longer their hand height begins to climb and they increase the arc rather than the stroke length, and of course this becomes very inefficient. I encourage them to learn to keep their hand at sh...
by Morsie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 34
Views: 547

Re: Elbow Out Style

All styles become techniques when we are advanced enough casters. This demo was given to a bunch of students who ranged from experienced to beginner, and it was done in tropical Queensland where the average rod in use is a #9, the flies are big and often heavy, or small and even heavier. It was also...
by Morsie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 98
Views: 4633

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Merlin,
While the rod tip acts as a pulley post MCL it also does so at any time that the rod is not directly pointing down the line IMO.
How is the tip acting as a pulley here - its flat and pointing straight back?
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by Morsie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 98
Views: 4633

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Surely various sections of the rod act as the "pulley" surface from when we begin the haul, through to RSP. When the rod is at MCL (on a long cast with a big bend) and we begin our haul, the rod tip is laid flat and is out of the hauling game, we can't be hauling around the tip. I think it's the lea...
by Morsie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 98
Views: 4633

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Not unlike how a pulley works
... ... Yep.
by Morsie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 98
Views: 4633

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

What I do believe is that the ideal time to haul is not as the rod is loading, but at some point as it is unloading.
Yep, when it's all moving away from us, but the haul is moving in the opposite direction, back towards us.
by Morsie
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 98
Views: 4633

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

As I see it, for maximum benefit from the haul's contribution to line speed the rod tip needs to travelling AWAY from us when we begin the haul. At that point, if the rod isn't at its ideal bend (for the cast we're making) we need to go back to the practise park.
by Morsie
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Wind as a teaching/learning aid?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Wind as a teaching/learning aid?

Yeah, apart from the windy day casts its a great opportunity to teach them to watch their backcast and to get the backcast and the forward cast the same. So many want to cast with the wind. I'll stand them with the wind blowing at 90 degrees onto their back so the wind is affecting equally the bc an...
by Morsie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.

Fish caught as the consequence of a great cast are deeply satisfying, especially when there's some trickery required to get the presentation right. I learned from Gawsey that fish caught as the consequence of a poor cast simply don't count, may as well be foul hooked. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
by Morsie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly

How do you put a time on something that's a split second moment? Like the "release point" of the lift, its a feel thing (although we at least have a visual on that). Play around with early and late releases and see the consequences - its how I teach myself, which in turn becomes how you teach others.

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