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by Geenomad
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

An observation for my fellow students of svirgolato. From Malik's excellent vids we can see that the primary movement which produces the standard cast is an outward arc of the rod hand at the stop. This is followed by another movement inward so the hand finishes more in line with the forward directi...
by Geenomad
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: What lines weights do you typically teach with?
Replies: 43
Views: 5347

Re: What lines weights do you typically teach with?

Because sometimes they are at 40’. Many ideal shots are at 50’. Sometimes 60’ and so on. Yep and just because most fish are caught nearby doesn't mean other fish, other types of fishing and personal preferences of the angler don't require targeting fish at much greater distance. For example, if you...
by Geenomad
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

A progress report on a work in progress. :) I'm a leftie. You righties will need to convert to make more sense of this. :D For some reason my initial efforts gave me success with what has become my undertip version, ie the fly kicks around to the right. Having watched the vid Malik posted a link to ...
by Geenomad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Paul I'm far from an authority on svirgolato but after a couple of goes in a couple of practice sessions I can say that for me the trick is to follow Malik's advice on timing - twist during the stop. This gave me a tailing loop, mostly horizontal, so headed down range and out to my left. When tur...
by Geenomad
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

Malik wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 am
PS : your Einstein series are really helpful. Thanks for that !
M.
A fair trade. :)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

PS for Mark : let me know how it’s going on. Will do mate. :) Hi Malik Just back from the park. I really like it and your advice was spot on so many thanks. As ever timing is all. Started with the rod in a side cast plane but very soon wanted to see how close to the vertical I could take it. Now ha...
by Geenomad
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

Malik wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 pm
PS for Mark : let me know how it’s going on.
Will do mate. :)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

It's actually a crossing loop where the fly leg goes left then turn right (if you are right-handed). Playing with the power application and the timing of the shoot, you can also obtain a very efficient hook cast to the left. The trick of the svirgolato is just to "twist the tip" of the rod during t...
by Geenomad
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Reel Drag Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: Reel Drag Settings

Hi Taylor Here's how I think about it. There are two basic reasons to have drag on your fly reel. One is to prevent overrun, including when stripping line off in a hurry. The other is to (help) apply pressure to a fish to tire them sufficiently to land. The circumstances will influence a drag settin...
by Geenomad
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Curve Casts
Replies: 108
Views: 11851

Re: Curve Casts

Hi Gary On the same page again/still. Structure before content. Practicality before taxonomic purity. :D Suggest we might start with what the basics and what is clear then add/fit in the less obvious, trickier classifications later. As a left hander I am used to transposing the usual offerings but i...

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