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by Geenomad
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 46
Views: 946

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

[The] simple "what", "how" and "why" approach to describing technique transcends style and gives structure to the descriptive language of any body movement. We sometimes complicate the language of casting. In my view, technique is what we should instruct, style is of interest only when it inhibits ...
by Geenomad
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Too much power!
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Too much power!

Hi Nick
It's about efficiency, not how much force is used so much as where the force used is directed. Won't repeat the mechanics analysis other than to say compare a windscreen wiper action to sound technique with translation and late rotation. Straight(er) lines rule.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 27
Views: 654

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

Acceleration is necessary to make a good cast. If you are to apply constant acceleration throughout the stroke, concerning not only translation but rotation also, then more of the rotation will occur ever later during the stroke. That's good rendering of the mechanics and consequently, efficiency. ...
by Geenomad
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Climate Change

In Australia 29 former fire and emergency chiefs formed a group called Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. Australia has 8 states and territories which handle fire and emergency services.These folks generally eschew anything to do with political activism. They are speaking up because the incumbent...
by Geenomad
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Climate Change

Having heard and read the denialist guff for several decades I have concluded that they are people beyond persuasion and, frankly, unworthy of engagement. Their position is based on belief rather than reason. We can speculate and psychoanalyse about the bases and causes of that belief but I don't kn...
by Geenomad
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching method
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Teaching method

Two articles, one by a journalist who clearly doesn't understand the subject matter or its practical application, do not constitute a thorough review of the literature but rather the expression of an opinion. Google Scholar might be a better place to look for anyone interested in researching either ...
by Geenomad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching method
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Teaching method

I understand there are 3 main methods by which people generally learn, with most having preferences and strengths between them... would the usual be to start with a quick demo of the cast (or whatever aspect it is you happen to be teaching) with an explanation then slowly add more detail / correcti...
by Geenomad
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1449

Re: Rod reviews

What makes me write this is that I don't have much experience of that many rods and when I read about the cons of some rods they list "less accuracy in the short range" or "great accuracy". I thought accuracy depends more on how accurate the caster is than how accurate the rod is. A long time ago i...
by Geenomad
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: CCI Burn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1403

Re: CCI Burn Out

Hi Marshall Like other posters I am sorry you had the experience you describe so well and courageously. When we read a personal story like yours I guess we all underline, figuratively, the parts we identify with most strongly as well as the parts that run contrary to our own experience. With both th...
by Geenomad
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbes vs barbless
Replies: 35
Views: 1833

Re: Barbes vs barbless

Another barbless angler here. Good for fish, good for anglers. A couple of years back in Tassie a guy wandered into camp with a barbed fly stuck in his ear. He had tried several other boats and camper groups and they knocked him back. Took it out on an all-care-no-responsibility basis complete with ...

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