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by Geenomad
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2621

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Hope your part of the world is not too COVIDy and that the Australians have learned from the stupid Americans. Hi Carol Intended to reply to this bit first and had the pony ready to go but it has disappeared. Bit going on at the homestead and I must have left the gate open. :) What I wrote went som...
by Geenomad
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2621

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

I'm seeing a loop shape is somewhat domed and then it tails. (See attached crappy drawing -- the doming isn't that exaggerated in the cast.) What I'm suspecting is that the cast is not started strongly and to compensate (or for whatever reason), the rotation during the stop is over powered. What ar...
by Geenomad
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2621

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Hi Carol Can I ask you whether the issue is being pursued primarily to improve your own casting, and/or for casting instruction purposes and/or for a general understanding of casting mechanics (physics)? It matters because my take on some of these things does not come from a distance casting field o...
by Geenomad
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Lock down days!

Hey Mark! This lock down thread can be whatever we want it to - doesn't have to be fly fishing related :-). Now that you say it, I actually think the wood I got from Piffen was jarra. Brown, very hard, not highly figured, seems quite oily? Hi Lars Replied late last night after a long day recommissi...
by Geenomad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Lock down days!

Lars. Don't want to turn this into the woodwork forum but if you are looking for knife handles, effective or exotic, you might see if you can source some jarra. Comes from Graeme's home state of Western Australia. Seriously hard without a propensity to splinter and a beautiful red colour that ages n...
by Geenomad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Lock down days!

I thought we could start sharing what we do if we're in any state of lock down. Hi Lars It's a bloody good thought. We are all going to need all the community we can get. Sharing and supporting will hopefully become a lot more popular. Personally, the home gym will re-opened for a regular programme...
by Geenomad
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: Closed stance (accuracy) - big back loop

With the screwdriver grip, the rear cork handle is placed between the two masses in the crease. The last three fingers do not so much encircle the cork. Instead, the fingers pinch the cork against the thenar mass. This is grip is less natural, but secure enough when learned and, importantly to me, ...
by Geenomad
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11773

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Malik Intuitively I can sort of see what Piero is driving at. Equally, when I watched Jean-Pierre I wondered if there was enough creep happening to produce a boink to increase the amplitude of the tail! :D Watching you cast with the heavy fly and heavier line I could see more zip (KE) in the cast...
by Geenomad
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11773

Re: Curve Casts

Thanks Malik. Interesting and informative once again.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11773

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Malik Yes, I see what you are saying. The falling of the rod leg should increase tension as it does in a normal overhead cast. No problem with that. However, I think it is the shape of the falling rod leg which determines how radically the fly will jump around - to the left or right. What does se...

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