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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Waypoints

Dirk,

Very nice!

Is the waypoint always set "at" the rod tip, or can it be placed at some point in space distant from the tip?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: What is a good angler, what is a good fly caster?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: What is a good angler, what is a good fly caster?

Most folks I met that were really good at music or angling thought of themselves as constant beginners. These people were humble and never seized to learn new things. There's always something new. tz, The current US president has made the Dunning- Kruger Effect quite topical. It is essentially the ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2

Shooting head.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2

While you are filming, please document your achievement of challenge #1. It's been like a year and the only thing I've seen was from Lasse, and there I suspect some subterfuge!
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Advanced Fly Casting Challenge no2

I still have not fully recovered from challenge #1. :(
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 106
Views: 1684

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

I am not fully involved in this discussion, but I can offer this: When fishing mangrove shorelines it is much more efficient to have the fly track sideways along the shore than to retrieve it directly away. You present the silhouette of the fly along a longer path that way. But you have to cast from...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation 2
Replies: 22
Views: 406

Re: Analysing loop propagation 2

No worries mate, look forward to that chat and a cast, hopefully next year. I am interested as I was casting some distance a few months back and a mate was saying many of my back casts and some (less) of my forward cast with the 5 weight MED had a dolphin nose. John John, That is very interesting. ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 106
Views: 1684

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Talking about forearm rotation and arc made me think of a recent photo of a rookie NFL quarterback that was just in the sports news: F33C7785-A7D6-44CC-9677-2C2583662DBB.jpeg What the photo doesn't show is the rapid torso and shoulder rotation that is also involved. Making things fly far in differen...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 106
Views: 1684

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Graeme, So... The lift takes place after loop formation? In that case it is a mend... a vertical reach mend. I have, in fact, also used that, but I thought I was simply adjusting the location of the tip and essentially repositioning the tether point of the rod leg. It does appear to "tighten" the lo...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Cradle grip?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Cradle grip?

Thanks John, Blocking earlier helped a lot. I was pretty much stopless (blockless?) While it feels strange, blocking with the shoulder allowed me to tighten up the bc loops significantly. Very helpful with the 12wt! Distance is important, but so is being able to cast all day... and big tackle wears ...

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