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by crunch
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Pull-back
Replies: 159
Views: 30761

Pull-back

Perhaps this video has aleady come up here in SL forum but there is a slow motion of a snap phase where happens the line loop speed incease when the line loop fly leg shortens.

https://vimeo.com/175139942
by crunch
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Skagit on single hand rods with extremely large flies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3313

Skagit on single hand rods with extremely large flies?

IMO it is not possible to efficiently Spey cast that big Pike fly. Many years ago I tried DH casting 25ft of clothes line which did weight 1200gr using 12ft Ugly Stick rated for up to 100g lure. Overhead casting did deliver fly farther than what I could single hand cast casting about 450gr line but ...
by crunch
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Rod and reel balance
Replies: 41
Views: 16701

Rod and reel balance

Yes, the wrist straightening in the end of the casting stroke when whole rod travels the fastest just before stop. I assume that if there is a heavy reel below the node it would decease rotation speed what the wrist can achieve when reel mass deceleration comes against the rotation. I have never und...
by crunch
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Double Hauling
Replies: 24
Views: 15297

Double Hauling

Not double but I did learn single haul in my early teens when fishing using solid fiber class spinning rod the ABU 505 reel attached. Perhaps I had seen fly casting instructions reading ABUs early 70s catalogs but I am not sure did they include hauling back then? Definitely before I first time saw l...
by crunch
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Rod and reel balance
Replies: 41
Views: 16701

Rod and reel balance

Thank You Merlin! I understand that mass somewhere can have a positive effect although not yet I don't understand how. For a single hand cast isn't the reel weight below hand against the wrist straightening? When reel is light it should be insignificant but a very heavy reel would slow down wrist st...
by crunch
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Flylines for pike?
Replies: 10
Views: 5622

Flylines for pike?

I have cast Scandi shooting heads installed backwards. Front loop which then becomes what is shot out of rod guides becomes slim when tip of it is put to acethone and coating is removed. It is also very easy to join shooting head to running line if you don't like loop to loop connection.

Esa
by crunch
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Rod and reel balance
Replies: 41
Views: 16701

Rod and reel balance

Thanks Merlin, appreciated. Any ICSF caster experiments with hand positions on the double handed rod which is long and heavy. I always take the view that what works at the extreme usually forms the basis of a standard. Most of us who cast the 120 gram line use very wide hand positions. I have never...
by crunch
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Double hauling
Replies: 17
Views: 3326

Double hauling

Hauling roughly doubles the line momentum and simultaneously narrows the line loop! Esa Hi Esa, interesting that you seemed (to almost) get away with that statement here on Sexyloops. :p :ninja: Why (how) does hauling double the line momentum? For me hauling is a pretty effective way to hit the des...
by crunch
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Rod and reel balance
Replies: 41
Views: 16701

Rod and reel balance

I can not feel any positive effect what a reel weight brings for casting! For a DH rod balance is nice for fishing phase but heavy reel incease setup weight so to be able to hold from a warm cork I build longer front handles and I can enjoy lighter casting and fishing when I use light reel. There co...
by crunch
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Controlling Counterflex
Replies: 58
Views: 8859

Controlling Counterflex

Reducing blank/guides weight should decease the counterflex almost directly. Only fly line weight and rod and line air drag would bend weightless rod.

Esa

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