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by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 65
Views: 1788

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

What do people think about combining stoke analysis with research into stroke fundamentals as well as analysing members’ strokes along with giving advice? We should certainly start with analysing some techniques like 170, closed stance accuracy, Rajeff style distance etc. I haven’t heard back from m...
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Rice Bubble cast, Snap, Crack, and Pop
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Re: Rice Bubble cast, Snap, Crack, and Pop

Hi Morsie, Without knowing more it sounds like your anchor is too short or hasn’t made contact. Consequently as you accelerate forwards the line end accelerates backwards before going forwards. A bit like starting the forward cast too soon on an overhead cast. You can test for this by fully aerielis...
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Using Video while teaching
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Using Video while teaching

I have a drone but it doesn’t film directly downwards but at an angle. I’m hoping to use it some more when I have a larger landing pad :D For some reason I can’t control it with an iPhone X but I can with an old iPhone 6 (it’s not the most modern drone!). Battery life on the drone and the iPhone 6 a...
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What line did Mel Krieger use?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: What line did Mel Krieger use?

I actually met Mel a bunch of times although Chris spent a hell of a lot more time with him. Here is when he visited the UK - I was working for Guide Fly Fishing at the time and Mel was with Redington... 56040829-173D-4761-B308-967AD15B56E3.jpeg http://www.sexyloops.com/picofday/people/melandpaul.sh...
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What line did Mel Krieger use?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: What line did Mel Krieger use?

One is action the other is frequency.
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What line did Mel Krieger use?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: What line did Mel Krieger use?

The original Redington DFR rods had a lot of input from Mel. I say original because within a year or two they were completely different and rather crap, but the first ones were excellent. Fast but load deep, similar to an IMX or an HT for that matter :laugh:

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Using Video while teaching
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Using Video while teaching

Filming tracking from the boat is going to be difficult. It’s not impossible, I would just have to paddle over to where the guy is casting and film from there.
by Paul Arden
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Being fit

Thanks Thomas. I probably do something quite similar to that naturally. I rarely eat breakfast, and often only have one meal per day. If I do have two meals then one is no more than a snack really. Learning to eat while racing has been quite difficult and I’m not sure what value I get out of it :lau...
by Paul Arden
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: Climate Change

I think if people spent more time with children before having any then they wouldn’t have them. :p I read an interesting book recently that links large families to poorer incomes. For example in parts of Africa the average number of children per family might be 7 or 8. However when families get out ...
by Paul Arden
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Being fit

I know quite a few of you are into different sports, from weight lifting to running. I train seven days/week, mostly on the bike at the moment, but also I use a dumbbell and a chin up bar also most days. Running is a few times/week and soon I’ll be swimming every day again too. I think I have a real...

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