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by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!
Replies: 41
Views: 3119

Re: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!

So what’s changed? In Spey we try to install that you have one back cast to set everything up right and make the shot. (Of course it can be aborted, poked forwards and another D/V loop re rolled up) but that essentially is the back cast, these movements have the purpose of forming a D/V loop. Agree ...
by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!
Replies: 41
Views: 3119

Re: 'Ideal loading point at the tip of the rod'........oh no!

I don’t consider “layback” to be a cast. Not do I consider setting up a roll cast to be a “backcast”. Casting Stroke for me (in fly fishing) is accelerating the line with the purpose of forming a Loop. It’s debatable whether the Dynamic D loop on Speys is really formed by a Casting Stroke or simply...
by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

That’s a good exercise! So part of my fishing here involves being able to make backhand shots. By backhand I mean delivering on your backcast/ cross-shoulder. For me this is an absolutely essential cast, particularly on the Flats but also from the front of the boat. Another good example of its nece...
by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

Carol It was a game of pre planned strategy, where best to choose where to stand to give the best chances of hitting all the targets. Once your in position you cannot move position, only rotate to face the next target. Rather than trying to describe the layout, here is a representative image. If you...
by Lee Cummings
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

Another wide open topic, more input needed. I once played a good game with a lad on a football field, I laid out targets in each corner of one half of the marked out pitch and also placed targets in between at half way points. With a predominant wind coming in I asked him where would be the best pla...
by Lee Cummings
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

Kick the session off with a win and get them right onside, you should come across as a friend, not a doctor. Seasoned anglers are often sceptical and wish to retain a certain level of pride. Play the game of trying to move the tip in a straight line, with the emphasis on (we are going to play a game...
by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting to music (with lumilines)
Replies: 27
Views: 3637

Re: Casting to music (with lumilines)

Jesus, Lee, how am I supposed to cast to that?When I say “casting to the music” I do mean in time to it! I’ll admit that Tool’s use of 4/7 is quite complicated. But anyway, just for you I’ll give it a go. I’m thinking I’ll have to put a 4WT line on the Rampage and wear a black stocking over my head...
by Lee Cummings
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching Spey
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: Teaching Spey

Thanks Paul and Lasse!

Yes, should have stated Spey lessons for fishing with any rod :D

Hopefully out of the dozens of instructors here, they will chip in and we can have a good crack about this.

Cheers
by Lee Cummings
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting to music (with lumilines)
Replies: 27
Views: 3637

Re: Casting to music (with lumilines)

Insect Warfare, stay sharp :666:

by Lee Cummings
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching Spey
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Teaching Spey

Ok guys I’ll try again

How do instructors here go about teaching Spey casting when the emphasis is on the client being able fish that day?

Also, how do you deal with groups of anglers, all with mixed abilities under the same circumstances?

Cheers

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