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by James9118
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

As I've said many times the Gatti-Bono paper is one of the typical unvalidated piles of cack that gets reeled out time and again as being the final word on fly casting. It's not, I doubt she can fly cast to save her life - if she could, she would have got out there and done some actual validation. I...
by James9118
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Yup, as long as the #9 (or the heavier of the two) is at the front i.e. nearest the leader.

I'd be really interested to see how you get on.

Cheers, James.
by James9118
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Hi Lasse, I think the important part of the test is that you have two lines of different weights that can be aerialised on there own, but when halved and joined things aren't so easy - and the reasons behind this. I chose #5 and #7 because those were lines I had. I could probably aerialise a #4 and ...
by James9118
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Hi Lasse,

For me yes, it became pretty ugly - a bit like a casting a WF with an abrupt rear taper with too much overhang.

Cheers, James
by James9118
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Hi James, would you say that for the Untethered loop travelling further it’s because there is lack of Tension from the rings which results in the loop unrolling slower? For me it’s not all that surprising a result a since as we know shooting heads go further than WF lines go further that DTs. Good ...
by James9118
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Done that a heap of times, since this topic seems to surface every few years on SL, the longest I have ever thrown and the straighest was the cut shootingline version so that would naturally be my answer here too 😉 And yes, PITA for sure! Cheers Lasse Well how weird is that - we both get the same r...
by James9118
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Gordy - hot, sticky, no wind that I could make out.
by James9118
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

I've been casting today. Horrible conditions for distance but I had a specific test in mind. First set of casts was with a shooting head (one that Tracy uses for training). For the second set of casts I used the same shooting head but cut the running line at my hauling hand, so that for each cast th...
by James9118
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Covered topics /how it works
Replies: 130
Views: 7312

Re: Covered topics /how it works

Why do you guys consistently ignore the rotational mass in the actual loop front, i.e. the angular momentum of the loop itself?
by James9118
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Casting direction
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: Casting direction

Hi John,

If I'm casting well and relaxed I tend to go pretty much straight down the middle. If I'm not casting well, maybe a bit tense and perhaps hitting it a bit early, then the front half of my line will veer off to the left. I never go right unless the wind takes it that way.

James

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