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by Morsie
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 47
Views: 4957

Re: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Bernd, (or anyone else - asking for a friend........) How would I explain to a student the difference between a "rapid deceleration" and a "stop"? And what happens at the end point of a "rapid deceleration" before the cast begins to move in the other direction?
by Morsie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4127

Re: Leader designs

No John, Its about leaders that are not constructed primarily for turn over, they are constructed primarily and principally to withstand the abrasion/teeth of the head/mouth parts of the fish while including a class tippet section. The distal end is going to be anything from maybe 40lb single strand...
by Morsie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4127

Re: Leader designs

Of course all of this goes completely out the window when you need to design a leader for billfish, tarpon, wahoo or barramundi. At that point practicality overtakes all other considerations.
by Morsie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?

Sorry about the thread hijack....... I'm finding there's a lot of stuff that translates back to single handers Paul - the lift I think has been the big one and of course its so critical in this Spey stuff. So easy to shift mistakes from one move to the next with a 2 hander, and of course they are ma...
by Morsie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?

All OK here thanks Paul, just trying to keep tabs on when I might next go fishing and its looking a bit grim - still its nice to spend some time at home. I had mostly signed off on any long distance travel this year anyway, the state of the world at the end of last year got to me a bit, I was in the...
by Morsie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?

WTF........ "very unusual for me to agree with Peter at the moment, but there you have it"......... :yeahhh: :yeahhh: :yeahhh: :yeahhh: :cool:


Would you describe that haul as; 'A haul to help you pick up line off the water'? I think that's called a pick-up with a haul. :cool: :)
by Morsie
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: What is the definition of a 'water haul'?

For me the water haul has always been deliberately laying the line on the water between each cast. Its particularly effective in windy weather with heavy flies, sinking lines and where accuracy is required. We use it a lot when barramundi fishing in the snags where we know the fish aren't going to b...
by Morsie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4127

Re: Leader designs

Asari Graeme. Its also available as one of the Tackleworld house brands, same line but I forget what they call it - if I remember I'll let you know. Bloody beautiful stuff but not at the business end, too soft in my view. Dirk we used to use Cortland 50lb Cobra shooting line (for fishing - great stu...
by Morsie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4127

Re: Leader designs

Boisker I use ultra green. Yes its a little stiffer than I would like when its dry but with a good soaking, and use, it becomes much softer. I like it for the range of sizes its available in and for the smaller spools as well. Thomas one of the unseen and often not considered consequences of a coili...
by Morsie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4127

Re: Leader designs

Agree completely with Bruce. I don't like the idea of stiff butts. Some years ago some tarpon guys were advocating stiff butts out of material like Mason and then I saw a slo-mo movie of a fly line with a stiff butt attached and when the loop reached the butt the leader stood up and any fool could s...

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