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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?

Gordy, I can't figure out how to post any videos to SL. It seems I have to upload the videos to some other host, then link the url to SL. I tried using my cloud storage as the host but can't seem to get it to work. I don't do stuff like Facebook so I don't have other hosts to use. Anyway, Graeme pre...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?

"As the casting plane moves away from vertical shouldn't the correct place to aim one's backcast in order to maintain a straight tracking line shift?" Yes. As your casting plane moves from vertical, your rod tip moves away from that tape you are standing over (aka, the line of sight). 180 degrees is...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: Adjusting backcast target for off vertical tracking?

George, 180 degrees means just that... target and bc in a straight line. Vertical (loop) plane means fly leg directly over rod leg... the caster's spine has nothing to do with it.. So I think your suspicion is correct... it is your association of vertical being referenced to the caster that needs re...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Recent FP from Paul
Replies: 69
Views: 1323

Re: Recent FP from Paul

I was hoping to see a video of you casting that snakehead popper with a line -1 vs. = to the label on the rod.

Fluffchucking is like assuming we fish in an alternate dimension of the universe.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heating lines in hot water.
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Heating lines in hot water.

I have never soaked a flyline in 303 protectant, but I have liberally coated a few lines with the stuff (imagine how candles are made) with very good results. I will do an experiment with a piece of an old line and see what happens when left to soak overnight... but I have a feeling it might be too ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2277

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

I so apologize for salting the well with this pulley idea. It was not meant as a corollary to casting theory - I just blurted it out when I "saw" it while experimenting in my imagination. I am grateful, however, for the subsequent discussions as it has further incited more mind experiments. I have b...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Recent FP from Paul
Replies: 69
Views: 1323

Re: Recent FP from Paul

I too had found Paul's advice to be somewhat off target as a general one size fits all tonic. In my world, with flies on the larger end of the spectrum, I would suggest over lining the fly, and then maybe over rodding the line... for the quickest delivery. The line has to be able to deliver the fly ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fast Results
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Fast Results

So...

the mass is in front of the hand?

If not, then I have some heirloom tarpon reels that, when loaded with backing and line, probably weigh around 1/2 kg.

If the theory is that weight helps beginners learn to cast, I have to say I have not found that to be the case.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2277

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Merlin

Quick question (that is a pun!)

When you talk of a short haul (100ms), or a normal one (300ms), you are speaking of haul duration.

What is the distance the hand travels during this period?

Do you / can you vary this in your model?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2277

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Merlin, Gordy, John, et al...

Thanks guys!

Lots more to think about and play with!

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