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Post by Michal Duzynski » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:57 am

Very responsive in the tip😂😂

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:19 am

Indeed! You can feel everything :D
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Post by Michal Duzynski » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:40 am

Hi All
Here is my take on a hot subject around social media of fly casting.
  Is the loaded/bend fly rod essential to perform correct fly cast?
  Watch it and answer...

P.s Long video due to double language and slow mo part showing no bend in the rod( piece of it)😁
P.s  Don't comment on a slack-sack in hauling hand- slo mo video side effects😋😋😋

   Let' go....



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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:20 pm

Mike, go 170 less harmful on your elbow 😊



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Post by Michal Duzynski » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:44 pm

Cool cheers Lasse, it was short line, i would if I go longer.
I liked it

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:07 am

Have made the video. Just heading to town and will upload. :)
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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:36 am

And of course I agree with Gary that the fly determines the line size but there is usually a range of line weights available for a given fly. For Snakehead poppers that I use I can fish 7WT line at the lightest, but I often fish as heavy as 10WT lines. To turn it around, with a 9WT line would you be faster with an 8WT rod or a 10WT rod? The argument I hear is “increased loading” results in a faster shot. It is this that I disagree with. “Overrodding” is of course another way to describe it :)

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Post by Merlin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:47 am

Hi Mike

Nice video indeed.

The broomstick cast lacks speed generated by rod (spring) since you cannot cast fast enough for the “rod” to bend, it is just out of human capabilities at that level (you would need several thousands of degrees per second). So the haul is necessary to get suitable line speed. That does not mean that rod bend is useless in casting, rod bend is here to allow our physical capabilities to optimize our contribution to a higher line speed and minimize the efforts on our joints and tendons.

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am

[media] [/media]
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Post by George C » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:36 pm

Hi Paul
Thanks for the video.
Two questions.

I am struck by how much faster your CS is with the lighter line.
I presume this is required to generate sufficient line momentum to reach the target and that with the heavier line that momentum can be achieved with a slower stroke...........but what would happen if you sped up your stroke to a similar degree with the heavier line. Would you still be able to maintain control (and just need to check the shoot to control distance) or would things fall apart (and in what manner and why)?

Also, from a saltwater perspective the need for fast shots is usually more akin to your "snakehead distance shot" where the speed of the delivery is measured from a starting point with fly in hand and 10ft of flyline outside the rod. In this situation, when limited to a single backcast, does the heavier line provide a significantly greater range albeit at the expense of slightly slower delivery?

Thanks for your thoughts.

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