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by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 13238

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

No, I don't have an example that contradicts that the wave travels away from the impulse (unless it has reflected at the tethers, of course). That is why I asked, and I might still have misread your statement, you to explain the wave propagation being determined by "the direction of tension in the l...
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 13238

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

This very easy explanation might help. He's done it so I won't repeat it. and Regarding the bridge wave propagation speed: A wave in a string held at the top will slow down as it reaches the bottom (all things being equal) because the tension in the string is highest at the top of a hanging string....
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2

Then I'll have to tap out already, Paul.

Best I could get was 6 strokes, 92 ft carry but including a 14 ft leader. That line is the best candidate that I have for the task - a 88 ft WF #4 floater with a 35ft head. It has a stoutish running line, which helps. But not enough, I fear.

Cheers,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2

Hi Paul

Is it 90 feet from the fly to the line hand, and is 10 false casts 10 back and 10 forward strokes rather than just 10 strokes?

Cheers,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 13238

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Wave propagation direction is not determined by the rod tip. It's the direction of tension in the line. Hi Graeme Could you please explain this a bit more? So I can relate to the concept at starters level, please use the simple examples of the classical pulse in a horizontal string, both sides teth...
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 13238

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:52 am
The tension at the fly is zero.
No, it's not.
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Waypoints

I use this thing from time to time to change direction, but for a normal cast it does not work, it is dangerous and also not very efficient, if we compare it to what you could do without using it, if you want to have a good cast, the fly or line must still lay back, thus eliminating the utility, I ...
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Waypoints

Hi Graeme That's indeed a handy thing, mate! Great casters often exhibit that subtle rod adjustment around the stroke change-over. Once awake to it, you notice it a lot. It cleans/tightens the casts more or less following the "180 rule" very nicely. To me in this scenario, "waypoint" thoughts featur...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Waypoints

I'm sure those fit the framework, Paul! These and Gary's question about more distant engagement have expanded the application field in my imagination, thanks. Up to now, my thinking was more of bends around the pre-delivery rod position. Like the little pausing move opposite to the intended delivery...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Waypoints

I’ve always considered the V that is in the sequence above to be a transverse wave that propagates in the direction of the fly? Hi Paul Bends propagating toward the fly end, yes, waves. In waypoint guise these transverse waves have a specific handy effect. Which is why I call only the useful ones w...

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