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by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Hi James, As in all distance casting, it is all about tension on the rod tip, that gives you those > shaped backcasts with shorter lines which are essential. We all focus on speed but that is only half the story. Loop shape on the backcast is equally important. There is a balance between adding spee...
by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Agree Paul, I can now false cast 90 feet consistently in good conditions but have not tried 100 feet with the MED. Adding length with the MED is certainly a driver for distance. Increased carry length and tip tension are the dual objectives in all my Trout Distance training sessions now.

John
by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 2021 Australian Casting Season
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: 2021 Australian Casting Season

We have been lucky so far in Oz Paul, but all it takes is one outbreak and ..........

Hoping the world has a good year,

John
by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Here is a freeze frame of a stopless/170 cast used in an ICSF Single Handed Fly Distance event using a 38 gram, 15/16 metre shooting head line. Same end of the backcast body and rod position as that achieved by Rick Harmon with his 5 weight floating MED line. The caster is Karel Paulik, a Czech cast...
by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 2021 Australian Casting Season
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: 2021 Australian Casting Season

"not rushed out to any purchase tickets yet" ????????

Wish my brain would better coordinate my fingers.

John
by John Waters
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: 2021 Australian Casting Season
Replies: 3
Views: 37

2021 Australian Casting Season

Saturday 13th March sees the opening of the Australian casting season with the traditional Southern Lights tournament in Highett Melbourne. A great tournament comprising 3 events, Dry Fly Accuracy, SKISH Fly Accuracy (comprising dry fly, roll casting and wet fly casting segments) and Wet Fly Accurac...
by John Waters
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Hi Mangrove, Believe it or not I actually go fly fishing and thoroughly enjoy my days on the water. Love my trout fishing but got blown away with my first bonefish. I also enjoy the competition side of the sport. I swing both ways. :-). I had to look up what mesomorph and endomorph mean, I am Austra...
by John Waters
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Interesting observation Mangrove about what technique you had observed in the US and differences in what has been developed in other countries. I have some old super 8 movie of USA's Jon Tarantino casting fly distance at Golden Gate casting ponds in 1967. Steve Rajeff casts with the same technique, ...
by John Waters
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Not a typo Mangrove, left foot forward for right handed casters. When I watch Stefan's video I think he transfers his weight both efficiently and effectively in the direction of the cast. Irrespective of which foot leads the cast, casters transfer their weight fully onto that lead foot through both ...
by John Waters
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Hi Lasse, Agree, we all need to best fit what is our desired range of movement to our body's possible range of movement. I have been very lucky and not had any injuries, including back issues, although I know of friends who have had back problems. In some cases, absolutely debilitating. I was not aw...

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