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by Paul Arden
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How to adjust the wrist?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: How to adjust the wrist?

Since for decades we have mostly been teaching to use a stiff wrist, sometimes even to the extent of strapping the wrist to the rod butt, I think it’s something that has largely been overlooked. Delayed rotation really is little more than utilising the wrist at the end of the stroke. Interestingly h...
by Paul Arden
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Blocking
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Blocking

Hi John,

Could you explain that a bit more deeply please? :)

Thanks!
Paul
by Paul Arden
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 197
Views: 7282

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Yep I really like that. I shall try that drill on the roof of the boat tomorrow night. I will report back! Deflection, as in counterflex, ie the rod straightening and bending downwards? Well that for me has always been a result of a large bend during the casting stroke. The only way I know to minimi...
by Paul Arden
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board upgrade and other maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Board upgrade and other maintenance

Just to let you know I have to update a few software things this week. Will keep you posted. If anything doesn’t work please let me know :pirate:

Thanks, Paul
by Paul Arden
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Embarrassing question
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Embarrassing question

Hi Gary,

If it makes you feel better I’ve been tying for 40 years and never heard of it :D In fact it was only about 15 years ago I learned that hackles should be tied in at the butt and not the tip. Personally I still prefer to tie them tip first. Otherwise they look too tidy :cool:

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Simplified Casting Physics Document
Replies: 54
Views: 15054

Re: Simplified Casting Physics Document

Trying to get physicists to agree on anything is virtually impossible but I do think we are very much closer to this than in the past. :p I actually think that’s just how they work! Not unlike everyone else on this planet :cool: I would like to go though the “how it works” questions from a physics s...
by Paul Arden
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 197
Views: 7282

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

It looks good to me, Phil; it’s quite a transformation! One drill I use is to lay the line down between strokes, come forward very slowly, and apply the power “late”. And I try to see how late I can apply the power. That final power is of course predominantly hand or wrist rod butt rotation with lit...
by Paul Arden
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 197
Views: 7282

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

That’s good Phil. I would slow down the beginning of the forward stroke –“think heavy”/feel for the weight of the line - and apply the force later on the back stroke. Your back stroke is not utilising the elbow/wrist in the same way your forward cast does and will be tiring! I’ll make a video on Fri...
by Paul Arden
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 197
Views: 7282

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

I also do a cool drill where I keep my thumb and index finger two inches apart during false casting. On the back cast, pressure increases against the index finger until the rod naturally releases. On the forward cast, the opposite happens as the pressure is against the thumb until release. What a g...
by Paul Arden
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How to adjust the wrist?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: How to adjust the wrist?

That’s a really great question, Matt. Yes usually, but not always. I’ll often cast with the “palm forwards” but I also sometimes fish “thumb on top” and if I move to a longer backcast then that’s when I’ll have to twist – and yep it’s not going to be perfectly straight. I certainly wouldn’t go that ...

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