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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 21
Views: 346

Re: Torque Twist

I can imagine a frame or frames from a video of a stopless cast showing some S shape, but after the tip passes RSP. Essentially the rod could then be vibrating undamped at the second frequency. Maybe that is most visible after an extreme unload like a 170 for max distance? Or maybe all unloading rod...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 21
Views: 346

Re: Torque Twist

I think I can imagine the S shape being produced from a forced deceleration like in pull-back, but I cannot get my mind around it being seen in a 170 stroke. So, I guess I misunderstand one or the other. Why would it appear in the 170? I do not think it is impossible to force deceleration AND torque...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: New mothership?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

New mothership?

Paul, For some reason I thought your mothership was going to be a catamaran? The photo sure looks like a standard hull! The catamaran design (or pontoon boat) is common around Florida for old folks on the many inland lakes. They are called "party barges" and make folks comfortable as they do not lis...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 1889

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

Before the Lumiline price goes up, please let me know! As curious and entertaining as it is, believe it or not, it is an exceptional fishing line for a very particular application... except it sinks. So, going way back to an old chemistry lab procedure, I am going to treat it to float... maybe. It m...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5310

Re: Overpowered Curve

I don't find a need to move my hand out if my timing is right. Maybe, if your tip is twisting inward you are rotating your wrist too much and too late? Can't torque can be applied to the butt of the blank before the top has begun to unload? Delaying wrist rotation to the top is how I create curves. ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5310

Re: Overpowered Curve

Isn't TT a common component in Spey casting? I watched a demo by Leslie Holmes years ago and he incorporated it into the demo. When I asked if it was applicable to single hand casts he said yes, but that the longer the rod the more apparent the effect. Btw... he attributed the improved response of t...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Overpowered Curve Cast
Topic: Overpowered Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 5310

Re: Overpowered Curve

Shouldn't this cast be more accurately called the "over-rated" curve cast? I find it has limited application in real fishing situations, and think it would be more accurate to call it a "hook the leader" cast. Curved layouts are essential to be successful in some of the situations I fish, but I need...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 1889

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

So... If materials are getting cheaper, and manufacturing technology is getting smarter, and China can bang out a line for $5... why are prices for standard name lines (SA, Rio, Cortland) in the catalogues and on the shelves approaching $100? The "average" recent models in the shop is now around $80...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 1889

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

The polyurethane product I use is called "303 Marine protectant". They used to sell it in fly shops as wipes in small packets, but I now buy it in a spray bottle. Be aware of a few things: the company was bought out and now makes a bunch of different flavors. I can only speak to the original marine ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: FFI CI exam Tailing loops
Replies: 71
Views: 1914

Re: FFI CI exam Tailing loops

Paul

Tails to create curve casts... please point to that thread! Thanks.

And congrats Bart! Good intentions too!

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