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by John Waters
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 612

Re: What do you think?

You are all correct Gents, interesting analogy with field sports. The official javelin for use internationally was changed a number of years ago so that distances would reduce. Use of large video screens bring the action closer. Speaking to people in sports like archery, target shooting etc they hav...
by John Waters
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 612

Re: What do you think?

Certainly worth a try again Paul, and you are correct, it is up to us. The sport has a critical, fundamental question to answer I.e. how much like fishing do we want Casting Sport in 2050 to be? My very strong view is that if it is to be hitting targets or casting distance with flies, plugs or fluff...
by John Waters
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 612

Re: What do you think?

Hi Nick, I use the index finger knuckle on top for distance, thumb on top for accuracy. As for casting in Olympics, forget it. As I have stated here before, our sport has no general spectator appeal, so that will always keep it at the niche level of public interest. In fact, it was only at last Dece...
by John Waters
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 612

Re: What do you think?

Hi Nick, The two most important considerations of any grip are how it facilitates power transmission and the amount of wrist movement it allows. There are other considerations like injury risk and difficulty but if you consider the two primary issues, ditch the finger on top grip if you want to achi...
by John Waters
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly line weights
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Fly line weights

Thanks Paul, much appreciated. I got your email and will play with a few options. This is great as I have not seen line belly measures published before. Just what I need.

Please thank Bruce for his prompt and detailed reply and thank you again for your help.

Good stuff,

John
by John Waters
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly line weights
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Fly line weights

Hi Paul, No mate, what I am after is the grain weight per foot of the level, non tapered section of each double taper in the 2 to 9 range, or the grain weight per foot of the largest diameter, level section of a weight forward line. Only the level sections, not the taper (front or back). The profile...
by John Waters
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly line weights
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Fly line weights

Hi All, Hoping someone can help. I am trying to ascertain the grain weight per foot of the level section or belly of a number of floating fly lines, size 2 weight through to size 9 weight. I appreciate this may, or will alter from manufacture to manufacture but I need this information for a project ...
by John Waters
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

I experimented with repositioning the reel, including placing it above the thumb, in the 80’s. I also had an aluminium “U” strip that I could tape onto the rod and affix the reel to that to get various reel positions off the rod, similar to the Abel attachment, but found it had no benefit for me. Ho...
by John Waters
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Large SH rod videos?
Replies: 37
Views: 833

Re: Large SH rod videos?

Hi Gary, Primarily, the rod movement is based on the fly size, not the rod. With large, heavy flies you need to cycle the rod. In contrast, light flies can be cast in a close to vertical plane, over the shoulder. The rod size should not determine the movement of the rod on either the forward or back...
by John Waters
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1393

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

Hi Dirk, I have only heard the swish sound, irrespective of whether I am casting a 5 weight MED, a 38 gram head or a two handed 120 gram casting line. I can only discern a whoosh when I move a rod without a line, but have a clinic in a few weeks with a number of casters with both single and double h...

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