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by crunch
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Correct reel weight to balance rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 8706

Correct reel weight to balance rods?

I like as light reel as possible because it makes casting and fishing lighter to me. Even for nymphing when whole setup is lighter it feels nicer than balanced but heavier setup. I would build longer handle to hold rod if balance for fishing is important.

Esa
by crunch
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: TFO BVK V Mangrove for Saltwater?
Replies: 9
Views: 3646

TFO BVK V Mangrove for Saltwater?

I am big and strong but BVK 10wt is too much of a rod for me when fishing many hours. I have cast about 420gr line and when rod is 9ft and very stiff it gets tiring. I cast very heavy lines when fishing Pike because of very big flies but my rods are only 7ft and 7'6'' so they cause less casting stre...
by crunch
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Methods for handling the running/shooting line
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

Methods for handling the running/shooting line

Graeme H wrote: Yep, I've got one. I never use it because it's awful in the wind (all the loops tangle).
Did you try making long loop first and following loops smaller? Then when smaller loop runs out it does not grab longer loop. For instance 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 strip loops.

Esa
by crunch
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Strain gauge flyline / running line
Replies: 38
Views: 10802

Strain gauge flyline / running line

Could a section of stretchy (rubber which spring constant is measured) in fly line out of rod tip and its length is measured from video stills give reliable data?
by crunch
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Original Windcutter line recipe question for Ed Ward
Replies: 14
Views: 9650

Original Windcutter line recipe question for Ed Ward

I think Windcutter Spey was one of the first lines which had significant weight difference between light and long front taper and heavy rear and short rear taper so it was easy to Spey cast. Also its length made it good overall fishing line.

Esa
by crunch
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Sri Lanka?
Replies: 13
Views: 3668

Sri Lanka?

I fished Bolgoda lake February 2009 and do recognise three places on that second link "magazine" Nine hours of motor boat with driver was 100 euros and it was arranged by a local angler. He did cast lures and got one "ladyfish looking big eyed fish. I did fly fish and did not catch anything but it w...
by crunch
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fad or a genuine advance?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Fad or a genuine advance?

This device does let the rod flex for most of its length, giving you something like 8" to 10" more of the rod flexing. Cheers, Graeme Why cause delay to line acceleration? Added weight does not have any advantage either. This handle makes Angle of Attack (and ERN) lower but it is easier and lighter...
by crunch
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: swing weight vs. rotational speed
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

swing weight vs. rotational speed

Perhaps the effect of "positive" reel moment would be possible to feel when single hand casting a light Switch Rod holding it bottom handle? Its getting dark now but perhaps I am able to try tomorrow?

Esa
by crunch
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: swing weight vs. rotational speed
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

swing weight vs. rotational speed

I already suspect in another topic that reel momentum decrease "wrist snap" speed. So if there is additional weight somewhere above handle could it accelerate rod rotational speed (tip velocity) when hand travel comes to end when arm straightens? If we install reel above handle it will increase leve...
by crunch
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rexfly system
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Rexfly system

No measure Bernd, based to just basics of physics. More casting energy to line than elsewhere. I often use "outside envelope thinking" so if you put very heavy reel and cast and if distance drops then opposite would happen as well. I use 110g reel for Trout and Seatrout. I have 9ft 10wt Helios which...

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