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by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Mathias Lilleheim:
I’ve used straight rod tip lines (two versions - from the side and from in front), even though these lines will never be straight
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Paul, here's how Jason Borger puts it in his second edition. Understand that horizontal tracking errors are tied to unintended problems during the stroke, not changes in rod plane that occur intentionally as part of Elliptycal, Circular, Spey, curved or similar casts. He defines tracking to be rod t...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

If the target is not 90° from the dangle, we alter the angle of the whiteboard so that it points at the target - and that might be 45° from the dangle - and then draw on the whiteboard with the tip. Hi Graeme, This I yet don't understand. I take it by "dangle" you mean the position of the...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Measuring the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 891

Re: Measuring the Haul

Was there ever infrared techniques used for measurement? I remember Ludwig von Reim did for recovery speed of rod tips.
Could that not be done for hauling speed?
Or how about the technique used in boxing (and other) sports to measure hand speed?
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Measuring the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 891

Re: Measuring the Haul

What do you do if you are standing under a tree, is it the same? Hi Vince, Most likely I am fishing or watching fish. 🤣 I take it, you mean to ask how do I haul in the offshoulder cast, when tilting my rod plane further down to the off shoulder side. I haul further to the other side then (down the ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Let's listen to Viking Lars:



Exactly what it always was in my view, Paul.

Vince, do you understand how Lars puts it here?
Seriously, that is everything, but not complicated at all imo.
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Tracking is just the path the rod tip follows in the casting plane. You may want to read here: https://www.sexyloops.com/articles/tracking.shtml Yet more good tracking advice is to study your casting in front of a mirror. But perhaps the best advice of all comes from Flycasting Instructor God, Bill...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

If you define it with straight as we always did, it can't be curved. Sounds like a curved straight line. Oxymoron they call it, I think. You’ve lost me Bernd. For you tracking can only ever be straight? This surprises me, particularly coming from someone who says there is no straight. Tracking is j...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Hello Graeme, I like your explanation of the plane for Gary. Well put! 👌 From my point of view, the rod tip path does not need to be within the same (true) plane as the rod. A vertical loop with a nearly horizontal rod plane is one such case. When you move your rod in a horizontal plane, gravity pul...
by Bernd Ziesche
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 41
Views: 383

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Thus you can vary line speed, loop shape and trajectory. At any time you will keep to move the rod the closest possible in direction to target. That's what tracking is about to me. I don’t want to hit the target with the rod but the fly. Hello Vince, Tournament casters in the accuracy game nearly a...

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