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by Subtropicalspey
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: "Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD
Replies: 4
Views: 242

"Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD

This morning I went bass fishing but my real goal was to practice the slip shoot PULD while fishing with a crease fly, 10 ft leader, 9 wt Infinity Salt fly line, and 10 wt Loomis NRX rod. Casting from an elevated position on the rising bank of a lake, I was amazed at the distance I could achieve (17...
by Subtropicalspey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Advice from all these experienced people has helped a great deal. I continue to practice using a 10 wt NRX rod, a 9 wt SA infinity salt fly line with a 50 foot head, and a 10.5 foot saltwater leader from Rio coupled with a popper (crease fly). The fly line is dressed and the leader is smeared with f...
by Subtropicalspey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Thank you, Paul. Today I greased my leader with Loon payette paste before the practice session and I took your advice about the position of my arm at the start of the slip lift. Rather than sinking the popper I was able to drag it along the surface before it left the water. There's a lot of multi-ta...
by Subtropicalspey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

While practicing the slipped lift pick-up-and-lay-down cast that I learned on Paul Arden’s video I made several observations. Firstly, I observed that the popper fly’s behavior during the line-slip and during the line shoot are an important part of a successful cast. As you lift the rod to slip line...
by Subtropicalspey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5728

Re: Overpowered Curve

No, but he was emphatic.
by Subtropicalspey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5728

Re: Overpowered Curve

I found this video to be very useful and I have spent many hours practicing the near-horizontal overpowered curve cast as part of my preparation to take the Masters Casting Instructor test. The task reads: Demonstrate two different methods of presenting a curved line presentation to the left/right a...
by Subtropicalspey
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Dangle and cure
Replies: 24
Views: 1293

Re: Dangle and cure

Johnnybg wrote: Is this what introduces the wave in the line that becomes a dangling end in the fly leg making the fly skip on the surface? In Bernd's explanations of the dangling end he uses a dangling end on the back cast followed by a puddled leader on the delivery cast. In the above question, ar...
by Subtropicalspey
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: The limits of acceptable anchor behavior in a double spey.
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: The limits of acceptable anchor behavior in a double spey.

Thanks for a great answer to my question. I went out practicing today and it all made good sense.
by Subtropicalspey
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: The limits of acceptable anchor behavior in a double spey.
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

The limits of acceptable anchor behavior in a double spey.

In his book Single-Handed Spey Casting, Simon Gawesworth states on p. 79 in the chapter on the double spey: “The most perfect D-loop stroke has the right angle and speed to leave the fly on the water, but make it pirouette on the water and align even its tail feathers with the target. This is perfec...
by Subtropicalspey
Fri May 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Functional roll casts
Replies: 44
Views: 4057

Functional roll casts

[quote][/quote]In the salt this particular leader as a butt section makes turning over chunky crabs and shrimp flies a hell of a lot easier, especially with a roll cast.

Hi Morsie,
How do you attach the Rio leader to your fly line?
Gene

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