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by Morsie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.

Fish caught as the consequence of a great cast are deeply satisfying, especially when there's some trickery required to get the presentation right. I learned from Gawsey that fish caught as the consequence of a poor cast simply don't count, may as well be foul hooked. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
by Morsie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly

How do you put a time on something that's a split second moment? Like the "release point" of the lift, its a feel thing (although we at least have a visual on that). Play around with early and late releases and see the consequences - its how I teach myself, which in turn becomes how you teach others.
by Morsie
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tungsten beads for Tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Tungsten beads for Tubes

Brilliant, thanks Lars, lots to read there.

Morsie
by Morsie
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tungsten beads for Tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Tungsten beads for Tubes

Lars wrote an excellent FP on Tungsten Beads a while ago, I have no idea how to track those older FP's down, but I'm looking for tungsten beads that have a large enough ID to slide onto tubes.

Thanks. Morsie
by Morsie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Spey to Overhead ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: Spey to Overhead ratings

Nicely put Graeme. Exactly. Nothing to do with single hand rods and nothing to do with anchors and DLoops. Overhead casts with 2 hander rods. Much more mass in the air so you need to come down in weight from the line recommendations when using the Spey casts. I know for single handers and heads you ...
by Morsie
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Spey to Overhead ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: Spey to Overhead ratings

One to two line weights up for single handers Paul, but it comes down for Spey.
by Morsie
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1819

Re: Handling Sailfish

Juan is a great guy who cares a great deal about those fish.
by Morsie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1819

Re: Handling Sailfish

Jonathan I have seen boats in the livebait fleet hand a sailfish around to just about everyone on board for a pic, and then just throw it back. Our crews just did not understand the need to swim a fish even if it hadn't been lifted out for a pic and would almost defiantly just let it go. I proposed ...
by Morsie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1819

Re: Handling Sailfish

They don't handle well at all. Lifting them out of the water in my view is a death sentence. I reckon the ocean floor at Rompin would be carpeted with dead sails on some days. The handling there is invariably very poor. They need to be swum before being let go. The surface water is very warm and inv...
by Morsie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Spey to Overhead ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Spey to Overhead ratings

Given that the Spey grain rating of a particular rod is a known thing ie. you are comfortable and familiar with say 550 grains in a rod, is there any formula anyone uses to calculate what grain weight might be ideal on that same rod for an overhead casting shooting head?

Cheers

Morsie

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