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by Graeme H
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 24
Views: 1053

Re: Climate Change

When the other greenhouse gasses we release/produce are also factored into that to give a CO2 equivalent, we are now over 500 ppm CO2e. In other words, if the effect of those gases were added to the current CO2, we’re at just over 500 already. (I’m on my phone right now, but I’ll find a reference fo...
by Graeme H
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

Hello Greame and Paul! Let me try to interpret what you are saying and you tell me whether I got it right. For a long drag backcast Graeme rotates the thumb, which I interpret to mean switching to a v-grip (or similar). Paul teaches switching to a grip with palm facing down. So both change the grip...
by Graeme H
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

G'day Jarmo, I made a video of my own cast a couple of years ago to help me analyse what actions I'm doing. It shows the solution I have for your question: switch the thumb position between front and back casts. You'll see it happen in the first few frames from this point in the video. https://youtu...
by Graeme H
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

Aim higher. Sort of simplistic, but how do you define a trajectory that's too low? What is the problem with the cast being low? Is it crashing into the water before it unrolls? For a long forward cast, the back cast should finish quite low before initiating the forward cast, since you're aiming the ...
by Graeme H
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Carrying around a DSLR for fishing?
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Carrying around a DSLR for fishing?

Several trips out on the salt. That's nasty!

(I don't take it there any longer.)

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 64
Views: 1676

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

Hi Graeme and All, What term or terms do you use to describe the backward and forward movement of the stroke? Hi John, Backward and forward sums it up. The how is important ... I don't need to use the words push or pull in any lesson plan, other than to say that the tip is pulling the line and the ...
by Graeme H
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 64
Views: 1676

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

I avoid both terms. They're confusing in this context.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Should we stop teaching 'loading and unloading?' The fly rod isn't a posh spring...
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Should we stop teaching 'loading and unloading?' The fly rod isn't a posh spring...

I avoid the term "loading the rod" wherever possible. I think a beginner who has heard the term and is trying to utilise it will end up putting WAY too much power into their cast. It's possible (and easy) to teach someone to cast without ever using it.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1522

Re: Rod reviews

It's a great experiment Lasse. I've always loved this video.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme H
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pull the line first.
Replies: 64
Views: 1030

Re: Pull the line first.

Thanks for sharing that Stefan. That's really interesting.

Cheers,
Graeme

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