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by WJC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Late rotation
Replies: 23
Views: 10138

Late rotation

I've got a question. What do people mean when they are talking about a "big" overhang on say WFF fishing lines of 30 40 and 50 foot heads on 8wt rods and up?

Thanks,
Jim
by WJC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Double Hauling
Replies: 24
Views: 17439

Double Hauling

Do you remember when you learnt the double haul? From whom? How? Where? When? Oh, yes. I began double hauling in 1958 in the Miami, Florida area about 4 months after Christmas 1957 when I got my first fly rod and tying vise - and probably the only ones in our town. Before getting mine for Christmas...
by WJC
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Fly line set up for tarpon
Replies: 27
Views: 15765

Fly line set up for tarpon

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by WJC
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Fly line set up for tarpon
Replies: 27
Views: 15765

Fly line set up for tarpon

Being able to pick up and recast quickly is a priority for all flats fishing... assuming you are sight fishing. That rules shooting heads out, even full intermediate lines. I think that is why it is so common to see clear intermediate heads with rear floating sections sold specifically as tarpon li...
by WJC
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!
Replies: 48
Views: 19987

Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!

The best drag knob in my opinion is on Mako. One precise and repeatable turn of knob that you can do with one finger if you want to. Sakari, I have wanted one of those since I first heard of them, back when they were the best reel buy on the market in the big sizes. By the time my finances and our ...
by WJC
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!
Replies: 48
Views: 19987

Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!

Jim, what an interesting library you have :cool: That top rod is the oldest 12 still in service (Sage RPLX) that I have, and is missing the original fighting butt ball that snapped off during a fish fight and almost made me a soprano. There was a huge difference between that rod and my first 12 – a...
by WJC
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!
Replies: 48
Views: 19987

Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!

12 weight is an interesting rod. I'm just started developing one. Actually I'm developing two - a short one and a 9ft one. Cheers, Paul That will be an experience because I think those who buy 12's are even more opinionated that most fly fishermen and there are more issues involved rather than just...
by WJC
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How far do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 16891

How far do you think?

Hi Michal,

Well it can't be the tip then. Paul certainly doesn't have any trouble with them. Maybe someone else knows what's causing it.

Cheers,
Jim
by WJC
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!
Replies: 48
Views: 19987

Casting 12WT Rods - Gary's page!

[quote=Paul]I think it's going to be easier to shoot some video Jim! Back on my boat Wednesday.[/quote] That would be great, Paul - especially if you could get some slow motion. As much as you cast though, I can't imagine you'd need any training. If I remember right, Ritz did isometric exercises. I ...
by WJC
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How far do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 16891

How far do you think?

[quote=Michal]Any advise on improoving it[/quote] I'm just an amateur, Mike, have never competed and don't have much of a clue. I don't have a vimeo account, but I could see the youtube videos fine. I don't know what kind of rod you are using, but ones with a stiffer tip than the one you're using se...

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