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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: A lurker from the shadows who has finally registered for an account here
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: A lurker from the shadows who has finally registered for an account here

Hantu Tetek wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:57 am
As long as your rod can throw the size of fly to present to the sailfish then you're fine.
:yeahhh:

I believe you are right sir!

I feel the same is true for tarpon but everyone is concerned about my sanity when I say it, so I just keep it to myself.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: A lurker from the shadows who has finally registered for an account here
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: A lurker from the shadows who has finally registered for an account here

Welcome!

That is a damn nice sail! And on a 9 wt and bonefish reel, no less! That fight had to be crazy.

Congrats!
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: The Triple or Check Haul
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: The Triple or Check Haul

I see three conditions, shooting line, not shooting line and the check haul. Cheers, Paul Maybe 4? What about a anti-check haul? Non-shooting short cast as in trout fishing where the tip is deliberately fed forward to reduce tension and puddle the leader? I seem to remember practicing that sort of ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots by shoe companies
Replies: 27
Views: 446

Re: Wading boots by shoe companies

While we are on this subject... Could someone please explain what properties make for a "good" wading boot? As a South Florida native, and only have trout fished a handful of times, I actually am clueless. The shop has a few different brands: Simms, Orvis, and another I cannot remember the name of (...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: First distance casting practice
Replies: 38
Views: 1351

Re: First distance casting practice

John, Thank you... that is very interesting. I had to rotate my screen 90 degrees clockwise to figure it out. I hope that is OK? Or, am I totally lost? The concept sort of agrees with what I believe I understood when listening to a few better US casters recently. And, since then, I have been trying ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Reel orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Reel orientation

Hey folks... The other night while enjoying a practice session as the sun set I made a new (to me) observation. I was casting with my left hand. I am slowly nursing it back into action from a pretty good case of tendonitis that flared up more than 6 months ago. I won’t belabor how much I missed bein...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: James' front page on fly and line
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: James' front page on fly and line

Hi Gary So it can happen that if the fly is too light for its drag chracterisitc, you should add some weight to help the leader rolling over, or take a thicker/shorter leader if possible, allowing it to deliver higher speed. Merlin Merlin, Yes... that is exactly what I have found. As I have gone to...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: James' front page on fly and line
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: James' front page on fly and line

Umm...

I may have to retract that second statement!

After thinking about it I see that my experience is not contrary, but might support your theory?

Oops!
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: James' front page on fly and line
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: James' front page on fly and line

Merlin Thanks... that is quite interesting. I believe the "reverse" taper you speculated is already in production for lines specifically designed for permit fishing. Crab flies are quite heavy and have poor aerodynamic properties... a lot like bomb nymphs on a trout flyline... only on much bigger li...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tying with today's synthetics
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Tying with today's synthetics

I find dubbing brushes kinda funny considering how easily a dubbing loop can be made and used.

There use is unquestionable but a definite sign of a fly tier either too lazy to learn or a novice.

Great money maker for the shops though!

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