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by Lou Bruno
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader Shape
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Leader Shape

So, here is my second attempt to explain a recent discovery with my leader shape. Using a 7.5ft 0X leader, from time to time I noticed my leader had a slight dip, followed by my tippet having an upward trajectory. SEE MY CRUDE DRAWING. Loop Dip.jpg I began to find the cause...thinking this is less t...
by Lou Bruno
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tying with today's synthetics
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Tying with today's synthetics

First allow me to say, when I started fly tying we didn’t have an abundance of synthetic material. I learned different tying procedures to accomdate the material I used. Recently most of my fly tying has been centered on saltwater patterns...baitfish, crabs, and shrimp patterns. I stopped at a local...
by Lou Bruno
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 7853

Re: Leader designs

Paul

Sounds good, thanks.

Lou
by Lou Bruno
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 7853

Re: Leader designs

Hi John

Thanks for the clarification. It makes perfect sense. When casting a short distance, I minimize body rotation. It's all arm and tip casting.

Lou
by Lou Bruno
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader designs
Replies: 102
Views: 7853

Re: Leader designs

John Can you explain this technique in further detail...what exactly do you mean? Any video? "As with all casting, technique is king and I am probably alone in this but do not use an arm centric stroke whereby the rod translation is a consequence of primarily hand movement forward. It is much better...
by Lou Bruno
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Saltwater Casting Angles
Replies: 38
Views: 3522

Re: Saltwater Casting Angles

Paul
Thanks for the clarification, especially this bit; "
If I was organising these things I would have the Oval Cast as the category. The Belgian Cast being one of its members. Elliptical Cast being another. Arguably the Single Spey is another member."

Lou
by Lou Bruno
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Saltwater Casting Angles
Replies: 38
Views: 3522

Re: Saltwater Casting Angles

Paul Can you explain the difference, if there is one, between the Belgium cast and Oval cast. My understanding with the Belgium cast is the forward cast begins with a near vertical rod plane. Whereas, with the oval cast the rod tip path is about 45 degrees from vertical....no movement to vertical. H...
by Lou Bruno
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 9203

Re: Torque Twist

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It does have the effect (for me) of making a vertical loop when it would have otherwise been canted in a similar plane to the rod's orientation.

Cheers,
Graeme
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Graeme
I had the same results.
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 9203

Re: Torque Twist

While out practicing my spey cast, I tried experimenting with "torque twist."
Has anyone tried turning the wrist in a counter clockwise thrust...what were the results on the fly line loop?

Lou
by Lou Bruno
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.
Replies: 21
Views: 4588

Re: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.

I've had nylon tippet weaken to the point were it failed when knot testing. After trying other older spools, I discovered they would fail. So, I tried newer spools, they failed. I had to scrape all of my nylon! The reason exposure to heat and sun...be careful how you store nylon especially if your f...

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