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by Graeme H
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 1922

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Is it possible to accelerate the haul post RSP? Wouldn’t the haul retard the tip? I’m thinking if you continually accelerate the line, say you had especially long arms, wouldn’t the line simply pull all the way through the rod while maintaining a bend in the tip? This sort of stuff keeps me awake a...
by Graeme H
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heating lines in hot water.
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Heating lines in hot water.

I haven't proven this, but I think what's happening is water is penetrating into the core of the line (usually nylon) and softening it. If you're fishing all day every day, the same thing happens - of course, fighting a good snakehead will stretch line anyway, so you're not going to be able to test ...
by Graeme H
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fast Results
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Fast Results

The idea came from here. https://www.sexyloops.co.uk/theboard/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3389 I’ve tried it on four students. I don’t have much possibilities at the moment. But the results have all been excellent. If you try it I’m sure you’ll immediately understand why! Cheers, Paul :O :O :O That was no...
by Graeme H
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heating lines in hot water.
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Heating lines in hot water.

Soaking the line in water overnight before a fishing session can help a lot. It doesn't need to be warm.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fast Results
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Fast Results

What's the 1kg mass routine Paul?
by Graeme H
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: MED for HT6?
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: MED for HT6?

I love the Thunderbolt too. In fact, I asked Paul for a couple more a few months ago ... ;)

(They'll get here eventually.)
by Graeme H
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Wind as a teaching/learning aid?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Wind as a teaching/learning aid?

Since it's windy here most of the time, I nearly always teach (and fish) in the wind. My students will also nearly always fish in the wind, so having their lessons on a windy day is ideal.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas 2020!
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Happy Christmas 2020!

Back at ya Paul.

Merry Christmas you lot.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

When I am asked to teach someone to cast from a paddle craft I do not go into the "one foot" thing. I don't see it as much of a balance thing as it is a minimal weight shift thing. Yep, I get that, but it's impossible to shift your weight if you're casting on one foot. Doing that gets the rest of t...
by Graeme H
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 39
Views: 1806

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

I use my 9500 as a 10wt reel and I also use my 9550 as a 10wt reel. The latter gets double duty as a 12wt if required, but I rarely fish that heavy.

The good thing is that if you chose wrongly Tom, they hold their value and you won't lose much on selling to get another one.

Cheers,
Graeme

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