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by jarmo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Making a rod slick?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Making a rod slick?

Sometimes, when I have treated a line with a silicone-based solution, I have wiped the rod with the cloth afterwards, and then polished the rod with a dry cloth. I must say that the end result is very slick and shiny. More traditionally I have used mild furniture polishing solutions. Thank you, Jar...
by jarmo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 612

Re: Lock down days!

Instead, MCI training (just returned from the lawn),.... Even that is now on hold to some extent. :( My test in early November is "suspended", while most of the FFi testing events before that have been cancelled. Consistent with the marathon approach: just like the olympics, in my mind everything I...
by jarmo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 612

Re: Lock down days!

Interesting times indeed. I wonder if an alien contact will still happen during my lifetime. For our family this will be a marathon, no doubt about it. Many weeks of isolation. Anyway, now more work than usual, teaching remotely (not casting), which is somewhat challenging, and naturally a blessing ...
by jarmo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Making a rod slick?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Making a rod slick?

Sometimes, when I have treated a line with a silicone-based solution, I have wiped the rod with the cloth afterwards, and then polished the rod with a dry cloth. I must say that the end result is very slick and shiny.

More traditionally I have used mild furniture polishing solutions.
by jarmo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 38
Views: 1667

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

It’s measured feet to fly? 9’rod, 9’ leader? That’s only 32’ of fly line. I certainly wouldn’t be opening up for that... must be the softer rod! Hi there. After experimenting for a while with different ways to apply power, I agree that opening up at 50-55' is not necessary, even with my setup. It i...
by jarmo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 38
Views: 1667

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

If the rod plane is tilted, and one is checking tracking casting along a tape, then yes, it should be under the tip not the caster! Quite a mistake many do is standing on the tape, and the rodtip moves two meters to the side, and they then have to make a tracking mistake to get the line close when ...
by jarmo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Fixing low backcast trajectory
Replies: 38
Views: 1667

Re: Fixing low backcast trajectory

Right got it. Ignoring shoulder problems for a moment, that’s the single biggest tracking fault I see. Virtually every caster has it, even at comp level. When I first discovered I was doing it, I had thought I was casting straight. And the interesting thing is when I look backwards and pick a targe...
by jarmo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: What lines weights do you typically teach with?
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: What lines weights do you typically teach with?

Now that we ventured out to discuss DTs: one of the reasons why I originally continued to use them in my river fishing is the ability to extend their lifetime by turning the line around. Two out of three DTs on my reels have been turned around at some point. Fly lines costing what they nowadays do, ...
by jarmo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: What lines weights do you typically teach with?
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: What lines weights do you typically teach with?

... but I do think a DT is the most versatile line. When I started fly fishing, I was handed a 15' rod and a 10wt DT line. I am grateful to the person who did this, because long heads have stuck with me ever since. Out of the 6 setups I use more or less regularly, three reels host DTs permanently, ...
by jarmo
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1
Replies: 35
Views: 2425

Re: Statements that make you go Hmmm? #1

Graeme H wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:42 pm
He likes to make you think harder about the things you say by challenging them.
In this company, I feel fortunate to be the student.

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