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by Paul Arden
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Late haul - early release
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Late haul - early release

Another way with playing with the early release is to release during the haul and not at its conclusion. This is for example how I make the backcast during the Snakehead Shot. Quite interesting because you shoot line into the Casting Stroke (technically that may actually still fit our definition of ...
by Paul Arden
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Drift
Topic: Drifting styles
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Drifting styles

It will open the loop slightly and potentially send a half wave down the rod leg. I don’t think it will cause any major problems but it’s not optimal. With a wide arc change (Lay-back) you’ll be in danger of settling up a dangling end.

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The overhang question
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: The overhang question

I’ll send you a fly line. I have hundreds of the damn things taking over the storeroom and my wife is frightened to go in there because they might be snakes.

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Drift
Topic: Drifting styles
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Drifting styles

Drifting I see more of an add-on than a core component of casting. While it can be used to widen the arc, you can just widen then arc when casting. While it can be used to smooth out the transition between casts, you can just be smooth without it. While it can give better timing, you can cast with p...
by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Late haul - early release
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Late haul - early release

Hi Thomas, Late haul as in late in the stroke, around MCL or later. Early release as in not handing on to the line until the loop forms but around about RSP or even earlier. With the Snakehead Shot I actually release the line well before RSP, around about MCL (on the backcast). I’m not sure if that ...
by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The overhang question
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: The overhang question

It might be a little while before I can send it. I have two weeks of guiding straight and the guests change over the weekend. But I’m pretty sure I’ll have something suitable!

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The overhang question
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: The overhang question

I’ll have a rummage in the storeroom and see what I have. It might need a clean :D

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Inflatable Life Jackets
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Inflatable Life Jackets

To be honest if they are not automatic then I can’t see the point! If the person can’t swim I don’t expect him to find a toggle when he needs it. If the person can then he doesn’t need a life jacket unless he’s knocked unconscious - the average water temp is over 30C! In this part of the world a lot...
by Paul Arden
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The overhang question
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: The overhang question

What line weight are you casting James?
by Paul Arden
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Single hand spey-circle up
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Single hand spey-circle up

Hi Lou, For me that would depend on how much line you are lifting. A long pick up would obviously result in a higher starting point for the circle. I’d have to have a bit of a play to see what other considerations there are. I’m back on the lake tomorrow and will do the same experiments you are doin...

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