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by Geenomad
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Fly line hinging/cracking
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Fly line hinging/cracking

For light outfits polyleaders are a good option. Loop (to loop) up top and tippet ring down below. Durable, adaptable and not too sticky in the guides.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Dangerous casting conundrum
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Re: Dangerous casting conundrum

Lee Cummings wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:34 am

Despite claims of stuff like this being circus casting, here as demonstrated is a very safe and viable solution to a tricky problem.
Elegant solution to the problem Lee. Nicely done.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1408

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

Thanks for positive feedback Dirk. Glad it offered you something. Yes the effort by Lasse off his left side is remarkable and a tribute to his technique off the dominant side. Ambition to follow suit is not to be sneezed at. :D I love the conjunction of art and science. In casting Grace is their lov...
by Geenomad
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Line Twist and the Parallel Universe
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Line Twist and the Parallel Universe

So, when you have accumulated a lot of line twist and it doesn't disappear when shooting the line to the reel, what do you do? Hi Johnny While I practice single hand spey often and belgium type casts occasionally, I get some twist but not huge amounts. I try not to let it build up and I manage it i...
by Geenomad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: “Whoosh” and other sensations
Replies: 38
Views: 1408

Re: “Whoosh” and other sensations

Hi Dirk I've thought about learning to cast on my non dominant right side but have never made a sustained effort to do it probably because backhand takes care of that stuff well enough. Good on you for trying. Not sure what level of proficiency you are aiming for but a few thoughts based on my readi...
by Geenomad
Sat May 30, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Magnifier and lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Magnifier and lamp

I'm considering to buy some magnifier that can be mounted to a table to avoid focusing problem. Does anybody use it for fly tying? Any recommendations on brand/model? And most importantly does it work as advertised? Hi Alex Yes, I use one and have done for 10+ years when tying at home. Some folks c...
by Geenomad
Wed May 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Sungai Tiang
Replies: 23
Views: 1113

Re: Sungai Tiang

Sounds good Paul. Nice project to be working on. Hope it works out well for all concerned.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Sun May 17, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Setting the hook… or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Setting the hook… or not?

Hi Ken I fish impoundments a lot. Like so many things in fly fishing there are no simple rules, some general rules and quite a lot of exceptions. How I set the hook depends on circumstances. The general rule is to move the rod and set the hook in a direction opposing the direction the fish is moving...
by Geenomad
Tue May 12, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Double Haul increasing rod flex?
Replies: 38
Views: 2110

Re: Double Haul increasing rod flex?

Another nice thing about hauls is that they help share the Work load between hands, thus reducing the effort needed by the rod hand to produce a cast to a given distance, thus enhancing net Force in the intended direction of the cast by reducing (the risk of) over rotation which applies force in com...
by Geenomad
Tue May 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 37
Views: 3553

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

Don't give up yet Alex, there's more confusion to come. :D No, seriously, the idea of late rotation refers to how the rod behaves. Mostly, you want the rod to translate before it rotates so rod rotation happens "late" in the stroke. If one switches attention to what the body should be doing in order...

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