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by Geenomad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Q: single handed spey casting - curve on the end the fly line

If you're getting plenty of slurp just check that you are in fact circling UP. Putting these issues together was big moment for me. Similar experience for me with single hand spey. Insight wan't available when casting on grass. No slurp. My self analysis was that a bit more emphasis on lifting up a...
by Geenomad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Interesting and quite scary, DK has a population of 5,8 million, a case number of 3672 and 139 deaths, but with the cavat that the deaths aren't nessecarely from covid19, just that the person had covid19 when they died... I'm afraid to run the numbers because the DTR looks huge , like the best of n...
by Geenomad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Graeme H wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:43 pm
An incorrect application of power.
:)

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

A friend is a retired physician. He said that if anything is an impeachable offense, this is it. It is criminal because people are dying. Trump was so concerned about his legacy regarding the economy that he first downplayed the seriousness of the virus to keep the economy going: "It's like the flu...
by Geenomad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

I'm finding the description of power application to be ineffible. Mel alluded to that when he said "let me try [describing it] one more way ... start strong ... start heavy." I think it's one of those things that you can only experience. Your muscles have to the feel the rod and line while making t...
by Geenomad
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Hope your part of the world is not too COVIDy and that the Australians have learned from the stupid Americans. Hi Carol Intended to reply to this bit first and had the pony ready to go but it has disappeared. Bit going on at the homestead and I must have left the gate open. :) What I wrote went som...
by Geenomad
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

I'm seeing a loop shape is somewhat domed and then it tails. (See attached crappy drawing -- the doming isn't that exaggerated in the cast.) What I'm suspecting is that the cast is not started strongly and to compensate (or for whatever reason), the rotation during the stop is over powered. What ar...
by Geenomad
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Hi Carol Can I ask you whether the issue is being pursued primarily to improve your own casting, and/or for casting instruction purposes and/or for a general understanding of casting mechanics (physics)? It matters because my take on some of these things does not come from a distance casting field o...
by Geenomad
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Hey Mark! This lock down thread can be whatever we want it to - doesn't have to be fly fishing related :-). Now that you say it, I actually think the wood I got from Piffen was jarra. Brown, very hard, not highly figured, seems quite oily? Hi Lars Replied late last night after a long day recommissi...
by Geenomad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 734

Re: Lock down days!

Lars. Don't want to turn this into the woodwork forum but if you are looking for knife handles, effective or exotic, you might see if you can source some jarra. Comes from Graeme's home state of Western Australia. Seriously hard without a propensity to splinter and a beautiful red colour that ages n...

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