I avoid the term "loading the rod" wherever possible. I think a beginner who has heard the term and is trying to utilise it will end up putting WAY too much power into their cast. It's possible (and easy) to teach someone to cast without ever using it.
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- Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:59 am
- Forum: Teaching
- Topic: Should we stop teaching 'loading and unloading?' The fly rod isn't a posh spring...
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Not trying to beat you to the punch Paul, but here's the video I mentioned above, using the HT6 instead of the 'glass rod. This one also has two casts with torque thrust, both of which show something very different to pullback happening.
Hi Merlin, I shot these videos to put them into Tracker. A friend and I wanted to know if there was any measurable rod tip speed difference in casts with a pullback and I thought the 'glass rod would be the most likely candidate to display that. With only two samples measured (one with and one witho...