PLEASE NOTE: In order to post on the Board you need to have registered. To register please email paul@sexyloops.com including your real name and username. Registration takes less than 24hrs, unless Paul is fishing deep in the jungle!

Search found 323 matches

by Morsie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 18
Views: 7536

Re: Movies of Grant Casting.

I have seen those pics Lars, they came through on the copies I received. Unfortunately they don't tell you much. In the bit I read, as I recall, he executed a measured 67 yard Switch cast with a 14 foot rod.............that's 61 meters in Eurospeak or over 200 feet........
by Morsie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 47
Views: 5835

Re: Accuracy

Each target requires a different solution Carol. Part of what of what we are looking for is your ability to adjust trajectory, arc, stroke and pause between the changing distances to the targets. And in all of this no tails and consistent loop sizes front and back. Examiners will allow for the wind....
by Morsie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 11261

Re: Leader designs

I build my own leaders and until recently stuck pretty closely to the 50-25-25 formula. I fish leaders to 25 feet in New Zealand and they turn over just fine on most days. As a demonstration I once built a 20 foot leader for a class of old guys who didn't believe the difference in terms of numbers o...
by Morsie
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 18
Views: 7536

Movies of Grant Casting.

A mate has sent me some pages from Jock Scott's Fine and Far Off. What a great read it is. Grant must have been an extraordinary caster. Does anyone know of any footage of him casting a 2 hander? Some of the distances he threw are really unbelievable (although of course I don't doubt them). Sunken l...
by Morsie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line

I get the same thing with a 2 hander on the 70ft roll cast, drives me nuts. Will "de-power" some more. Just on the Lefty style thing (my influence for many years) and Spey, the big issue for me was the low hand height, and the absence of lift before coming forward, so point "P" remained static, the ...
by Morsie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting poppers
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Casting poppers

I use a very long overhead stroke (lots of translation) with reasonably wide loops. The pause time is where most go wrong with poppers, loss of tension means starting again or lots of false casting to regain the correct timing.

Morsie
by Morsie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Belgian and Spey casts twisting the line
Replies: 17
Views: 2688

Re: Belgian and Spey casts twisting the line

I guess this cast for me means heavy flies and/or windy days, and therefore a minimal amount of false casting, and if as you suggest Paul, slipping line contributes to twist, I tend to minimise slip and just let the thing go because of the first circumstances (heavy flies and wind). I'll strip the f...
by Morsie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Which taper - What line?
Replies: 25
Views: 3676

Re: Which taper - What line?

Malik mine are made for me by RIO. I get them in 5,6 and 7's. I have to buy plenty at a time and sell them here in Oz for $45.

Peter
by Morsie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Belgian and Spey casts twisting the line
Replies: 17
Views: 2688

Re: Belgian and Spey casts twisting the line

Never had a problem with it. Always wondered what the fuss was about. I do use the cast a lot.
by Morsie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Which taper - What line?
Replies: 25
Views: 3676

Re: Which taper - What line?

As Mel said, "Every answer to every question about fly fishing begins with 'it depends". I use an orange DT lines for most of my demonstrations and for teaching and encourage CI and MCI candidates to do the same for a time. Love the RIO shs line and use it for most of my trout fishing long fine fron...

Go to advanced search