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by John Waters
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Thanks Bart, that eliminates a few areas of focus that may be causal issues. The direction of the loop described is most likely a result of a backcast that is back and down. Get him to change that to a back and up follow through or drift after the block. It just continues the tip path upward and ove...
by John Waters
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Hi Bart, A few questions about the cast, Is it a standard Overhead Cast or a Distance Cast and what length of line is being cast? Is he/she throwing power ripples or waves in the backcast, or is the loop kicking, or both? Is he/she hauling when this is happening and if so how long is the haul? Be in...
by John Waters
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 170 stopless cast
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: 170 stopless cast

Sixty cms Paul. You are right, no bounces. Ticks are not penalised. They used to be but were difficult to pick up so for a period a plastic strip was placed in front to identify the ticks but that was not a success.

John
by John Waters
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 170 stopless cast
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: 170 stopless cast

Michael is a great caster and last time I saw him he was wearing far more garish pants than in the video, he must have decided to dress down for the camera. Heinz is currently World Champion, one of many won since he broke into the German Casting Team in the late 90s. I want to honour the memory of ...
by John Waters
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 170 stopless cast
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: 170 stopless cast

Hi Paul, The rules are on the ICSF website, happy to clarify any queries. I hope we all have the opportunity to cross dress next year. You would not have any problems adjusting to the heavier gear, distance or accuracy. The challenge in the fly accuracy is completing your round with a perfect 100 po...
by John Waters
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 170 stopless cast
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: 170 stopless cast

I must get my old stuff converted, but what impressed me then is the same that impressed me in Cumbria, the speed and tightness of the loops. I hope the two events will not be concurrent next year so that some reciprocity is possible. A sobering issue is the availability of administrators, judges, c...
by John Waters
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 170 stopless cast
Replies: 19
Views: 689

170 stopless cast

Have always been interested in the development of casting technique and was thinking about the stopless backcast technique used by many Trout Distance event casters today. I have seen reference to its origins in Best of the West distance events but I had seen it in the 80s used by Czech ICSF casters...
by John Waters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Loop Morph
Replies: 94
Views: 2480

Re: Loop Morph

Thanks Paul, fully understand, thanks for your post, excellent. Your point about using your allotted time to vary a few controllable components of your cast is very important.

Thanks again,

John
by John Waters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Loop Morph
Replies: 94
Views: 2480

Re: Loop Morph

Thanks Paul, appreciated. I was working on an earlier post that said MED overhang starts at 86 feet. To that I added the extras. I carry 90 feet line end to haul hand in calm to light winds, but that reduces to high to mid 80s in moderate to strong winds.
Just needed to get a benchmark.
Thanks,

John
by John Waters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Loop Morph
Replies: 94
Views: 2480

Re: Loop Morph

Thanks Paul, I agree, I cannot recall ever casting in wind like Cumbria. Your carry length must be longer than 90 feet, given a head length of 86 feet plus at least 9 feet of line in the rod, and in a breeze an extra 2 feet. Or, am I missing something in either the definition of overhang or my calcu...

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