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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Fly line hinging/cracking
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Fly line hinging/cracking

Instead of stripping and whipping I simply double back the flyline and make the loop by encircling both with a nail knot and 10# mono. A small drop of UV glue smooths the blunt tip so it passes up and down the guides easier. It is nowhere as sexy as a needle knot or whipped loops, but it is the stro...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Carrying around a DSLR for fishing?
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Carrying around a DSLR for fishing?

I am not at the level of DSLR, but I was always late getting shots with my waterproof point and shoot. I just could not find a way to keep it handy. I am definitely a fishing first outdoors enthusiast. The back packing I started to get to trout waters introduced me to all kinds of new equipment and ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

Paul,

Please define "blocking".

Is it good or bad, a technique or an effect?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

jarmo Here is what I do for a longer carry, but beware... I may not be doing it "right" and I am not a competition distance caster. I try to be conscious of sending the bc on an upward trajectory. To do so, on the pick up, I first raise the rod horizontally a bit, what was once called a shotgun lift...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Good Everglades mangrove video
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Good Everglades mangrove video

About 25 degrees N. My earliest "learning" was by being allowed to go with my elders (uncle, father, and cousin). When topo maps became available (or at least I became aware of them), it was all map and compass for quite a while. Got pretty damn lost a few times. When GPS first came out I thought th...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Good Everglades mangrove video
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Good Everglades mangrove video

Paul, Daylight hours are from sunrise to sunset! Just being a smart ass... Winter we get about 10.5, whereas summer its about 14. It seems to be quite different but since "they" screw around with the clocks every year for "daylight savings time", it is hard to really put a finger on it. Summers it s...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 64
Views: 1747

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

I've said it before, style to me is that I can recognize the hippie dude casting from afar regardless of the technique he is using (flipflop /170/tlt etc.) and everyone else I know well. Cheers Lasse "Hippie dude" !!! :???: Lasse, Is being one a good thing or bad? Now I just have to video myself ca...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Too much power!
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: Too much power!

Many people have argued on the Board that the boing is when you should hit or start the forward cast. Maybe even capturing this energy and using it to increase rod bend - phew that was argued for years. Paul, I would like to re-read those arguments. I either missed them or forgot 'em. Could you poi...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Good Everglades mangrove video
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Good Everglades mangrove video

There is no fishing involved, but if you want to see what the mangrove backcountry of Everglades National Park looks like, this is a good one.

This is what I do, and where I go... except I always bring a flyrod!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRWrWD ... tion=share
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly
Replies: 29
Views: 3305

Re: Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly

"Big" can be a relative term. But the "big" flies I commonly cast are actually quite light (spun deer hair, bucktail and saddles). They make the line feel lighter, I think, because they fall slower and actually suspend the line a bit almost like a parachute. Smaller (and denser) flies not only trave...

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