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by Graeme H
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5067

Re: Overpowered Curve

In fact, now the exam does not even specify how you make the curve casts. Two to the right and two to the left, one each side with near horizontal and near vertical rod planes. If you want to do all of them as over-powered or under-powered, you can. If you can make them all as mends and want to do t...
by Graeme H
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5067

Re: Overpowered Curve

Subtropicalspey wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:49 pm
No, but he was emphatic.
I think your mentor needs to re-read the exam. The only things you can't do in the current and 2020 exam are haul or slip line.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: FFI CI exam Tailing loops
Replies: 71
Views: 1802

Re: FFI CI exam Tailing loops

Congratulations Bart.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

What caught my eye was the exact same compound is used in "dielectric tune up grease" for sparkplug boots... in almost the pure form. So, if you wanted to make your own all you would need to do is dilute it with a nonaggressive "thinner". Awesome! That means I can now stop buying "Payette Paste" an...
by Graeme H
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.

I use the twisted leaders often, but on the flats I tend to avoid it. The twists provide more "sparkles" as reflection points on the leaders. On the flats, I've gone back to knotted leaders for the most part.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: CCI Burn Out
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: CCI Burn Out

Hi Marshall, Thanks for your article. As one of those still navigating the journey, I found your tale to be a sobering reminder that the joy of participation can be soured by getting too involved with the sidebars of any activity. I've been through something like it with my photography and need to s...
by Graeme H
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.

I've never experienced that. I don't use anything on the knots (other than saliva).

What fish were you chasing? Perhaps you were being bitten off?

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: FFI CI exam Tailing loops
Replies: 71
Views: 1802

Re: FFI CI exam Tailing loops

One of my mates casts so beautifully that he was the inspiration for me to become the best caster I could be. It was only after I started teaching that I realised he has numerous faults, one of which is a chronic creep. He never tails though and he still makes some of the sexiest loops I've seen. Ne...
by Graeme H
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

@Graeme. Have you been using this products over a longer time period? Many people warn that this products contain stuff that damage the coating, but I have no experience with it. I've been using it for about 18 months. No problems whatsoever. I've heard those stories about Armourall though, and thi...
by Graeme H
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

I haven't tried the line. I've got some of their other lines and like them reasonably well. I don't go out of my way to get them though. I use this stuff on any and all lines in the way Snowbee recommends using their silicone. That is, put it on, leave it for a while, then buff off. https://www.auto...

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