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Fly Casting Practice

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Geenomad
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Fly Casting Practice

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Post by Geenomad » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 am

Just to let you folks know that I’ve added a main course sized piece on fly casting practice to the menu on my casting site. http://thecuriousflycaster.com/fly-casting-practice/

I have a thing for what (applied) science can add to casting and the result has been a series – Physics (mechanics) => Biomechanics => Sensory Motor Learning => Practice. It’s logical progression and practice is where the rubber meets the road.

The latest piece explores how we can use practice to improve what we are doing and to learn new things. Sports science gives us a few clues on how to do that better and faster – a learning edge, another look at efficiency. As ever I only preach what I practice and I’m quite sure that a re-jig of how and what I practice has been very helpful.

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Mark
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Re: Fly Casting Practice

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:58 am

Hi Mark

Good stuff! Thanks 🙂

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Post by Bianchetti Ivan » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:02 pm

Geenomad wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 am
Just to let you folks know that I’ve added a main course sized piece on fly casting practice to the menu on my casting site. http://thecuriousflycaster.com/fly-casting-practice/

I have a thing for what (applied) science can add to casting and the result has been a series – Physics (mechanics) => Biomechanics => Sensory Motor Learning => Practice. It’s logical progression and practice is where the rubber meets the road.

The latest piece explores how we can use practice to improve what we are doing and to learn new things. Sports science gives us a few clues on how to do that better and faster – a learning edge, another look at efficiency. As ever I only preach what I practice and I’m quite sure that a re-jig of how and what I practice has been very helpful.

Cheers
Mark
Thanks, very interesting.

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Post by Dirk le Roux » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:32 am

Good stuff, thanks Mark!

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Post by Geenomad » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:06 am

Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback.

Cheers
Mark
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:57 am

Hi Mark,

A good read. The last bit was the most interesting to me. I structure my practise into four disciplines; Accuracy, Speys, Distance and Presentation Casts and try to divide my time equally between them. However I work on one discipline for weeks and possibly months almost to the exclusion of the others.

I think that’s because I find when practising the same thing again and again I “hit a wall” and the only way to cast over the wall is have a break. That way when I come back to that particular discipline again I feel invigorated and fresh.

Cheers, Paul
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