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by TrevH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 9654

Barbless small dry fly hooks

Thanks TZ. I like the look of the minis in particular. I shall give them a try.
by TrevH
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Backing line for shooting.
Replies: 14
Views: 6929

Backing line for shooting.

Apparently not a Whitlock Splice, but here it is anyway.
by TrevH
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Backing line for shooting.
Replies: 14
Views: 6929

Backing line for shooting.

You know, the one where you thread the leader up the end of the fly line with a needle and fix it with Zap a gap. Bit like a needle knot, but instead of knotting it, you put zap a gap on the thick end of the leader and pull it right inside the fly line so it’s a smooth knotless join. I wouldn’t trus...
by TrevH
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Upward Force from Form Drag
Replies: 753
Views: 114938

Upward Force from Form Drag

“Sir” (Isaac ...)
by TrevH
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Backing line for shooting.
Replies: 14
Views: 6929

Backing line for shooting.

Interesting.

Maybe a tapered leader with a Whitlock splice, would mitigate this effect?

You could try the short tapered section of a trout leader with further mono backing knotted to the tippet or a longer carp shock leader without knots (but which would have a longer thick butt section).
by TrevH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Barbless small dry fly hooks
Replies: 15
Views: 9654

Barbless small dry fly hooks

Have a look at these. Varivas 2200BL (Curved shank, fine wire) Wizard 661BL Maruto D9626BL (Similar hooks - Short shank/wide gape. V fine wire) Short shank, so you can tie smaller flies but still have good hooking power. If you want stronger hooks, you can go for something like a Kamasan B981 which ...
by TrevH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: D loops in Speys
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

D loops in Speys

The V is probably ideal with a high trajectory cast, where the top leg of the V loop aligns with the direction of the cast, but where the cast is parallel to the surface of the water, whilst the top leg of the loop is nice and straight, it is not in alignment with the cast. If the apex of the loop i...
by TrevH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: D loops in Speys
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

D loops in Speys

Happy New Year! Hope you don’t mind me asking this one and if it has been answered before, do let me know where. What is the ideal shape of the D-loop for a jump roll or Spey cast? We are commonly told that a V shape is ideal, but I’ve not been buying that one for a while. If not a V shape, then wha...
by TrevH
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: James' FP Don't (always) blame the knot
Replies: 12
Views: 3478

James' FP Don't (always) blame the knot

And another thought - If you extend the line, but stop before it fails, how does that affect subsequent performance of the line (fluoro/copoly etc)?

Cheers
Trev
by TrevH
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: James' FP Don't (always) blame the knot
Replies: 12
Views: 3478

James' FP Don't (always) blame the knot

Nice one, James.

Have you done the test with fluorocarbon? I would be interested in how the results compare.

Cheers
Trev

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