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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue May 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Setting the hook… or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Setting the hook… or not?

Maybe you could try holding the rod differently. If your grip is different when the fish eats you might be less inclined for the subconscious to take over. Cheers, Paul Yep... you cannot "trout set" if the rod is not in your hands! It has become common practice when tarpon fishing to tuck the rod u...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Grips?
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Grips?

I've played with the V-grip and the finger-on-top grip for accuracy (per Mac Brown and Gary Borger), but my index finger gets too stressed. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Hi Carol, I have recently watched both of them give demos, and I don't believe they are suggesting the finger be on top, but rath...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4115

Re: Leader designs

Reading through some of the above posts on "leaders", it would seem some of the worst conditions for distance casting would be: Elevation: sea level Wind: calm Humidity: extreme Temperature: tropical Yeah... welcome to my world for the next 8 months or so! But ya'll forgot another metric...bpsf... a...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Unintended Catches
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Unintended Catches

Two memorable unintended "catches": First... a pickup truck... Ford F150 I think. We have a unique fishery on what is called the Tamiami Trail. It is the southernmost road that crosses the state from coast to coast, built in the late 1920s (I think) It connects Tampa to Miami... thus the name. It so...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4115

Re: Leader designs

Gordy

Thanks... I will have to chew on that for a while!

Would the mass of any section be the length times the linear mass density?

And... did I mix up concave and convex in my haste?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4115

Re: Leader designs

Gordy, I think I am not quite at the level where I can communicate in accurate physics terminology. Well, that's not true... I know I can't, but what the heck. See if you can keep up! :D When I was pondering these things my first assumption was that I could start with a leader where each of the segm...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4115

Re: Leader designs

That 66% value does not make sense using the published volume mass density values (1.14 g/cm ^3 ) you will find for Nylon 6 leader material. Gordy, That is interesting that the math does not seem to work out. I can't speak to how Bruce came up with his factor other than that floating lines are less...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 4115

Re: Leader designs

Somewhere in a hand written logbook I have pages and pages of calculations and notes on leader design. It was all very mathematical assuming the same brand of nylon mono would have similar density. The algebra was not that difficult. At first all sections had equal weight, and while that made a bala...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Accuracy

Hi Carol! Accuracy in the wind is something I play with frequently. There are some fundamental concepts that are useful: speed, tight loops, turning over close to the surface, etc. However, for side wind, I find another technique that is seldom mentioned to be tilting the loop plane. If you have eve...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 1235

Re: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing

That was followed later in the Zoom discussion by one participant (a scientist and teacher by trade) saying "The whole premise of the definitions is wrong because what is being called a loop is wrong. What we are looking at is a bight, not a loop, unless it's a closed tailing loop." Hah! That makes...

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