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by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Physics Q/As for the casual reader
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Physics Q/As for the casual reader

bebob wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:28 am
I would suggest that Greenomad's/ Mark's Einstein series is more than adequate for the casual reader.
Just found this https://thecuriousflycaster.com/physics ... y-casting/

I will have a read later. Thank you @Geenomad and @bebob
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: Fly line life

I will try the silicone on a well-abused fishing line: a Rio Gold #5 instructor (orange) which I dyed chocolate brown a few years ago. As most of my casting is under forty feet, slickness isn't a huge issue. (Edit: maybe I will find it is :yeahhh:) Paul I did wonder why the shop was out of Shoot :D ...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots by shoe companies
Replies: 87
Views: 7747

Re: Wading boots by shoe companies

Sakke, I would be interested to hear your review if you choose the Andrew boots mentioned. They look good, and seem to be a fraction of the price of Simms. In 2009 I bought a pair of Simms Rivershed boots (Vibram soles). These were the best wading boots I had worn, and I wore them until the soles we...
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: Fly line life

PS I have just seen another of @Graeme H's posts where he speaks of https://www.autoglym.com.au/bumper-trim-gel
I have some of that: a car we bought came with a small suitcase of AutoGlym products, and we aren't very big on cleaning cars. I may give that a try also
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: pizza on the campfire
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: pizza on the campfire

I enjoyed reading about your van Thomas.
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: Fly line life

Wow! Quite a range there, thank you all. I have looked at the various suggestions. Firstly I will try the 100% silicone (polydimethylsiloxane) oil for treadmills: it is not too expensive, and was simple to select a format and supplier on eBay. The one I have chosen claims low viscosity; I selected t...
by andrewparkeruk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: Fly line life

That’s probably the best way to do it Andrew! I’ll be honest my lines and rods normally live outdoors. Apart from silicone I don’t do any maintenance. Cheers, Paul You fish everyday: you are the winner! My friend David is a bait fisherman. His float rod never is taken apart; the middle joint is sep...
by andrewparkeruk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: The ephemeral fly reel
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: The ephemeral fly reel

I have Waterworks Lamson and Danielsson (Loop-badged). All are at least 10 years old. I bought them either unused second-hand, or heavily discounted. If I was starting from scratch I think I would buy Danielsson; they seem less inclined to bring out new models every couple of years, and I think part...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly line life
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: Fly line life

I don't fish so often. Cleaning things after each fishing day is part of the ritual. I wipe clean the rod and rings using a microfibre cloth. Most times I will wash the line (two bucket method, using a drop of hand wash liquid and a kitchen scouring pad), air dry, then wind back on the reel. I never...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Physics Q/As for the casual reader
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Physics Q/As for the casual reader

How does Tip Path influence loop shape? Paul, I would modify that to ask, 'How does the Tip Path from RSP0 to RSP1 influence the initial loop shape?" Loop morph will have a big effect on the loop shape as it propagates. A related question would be "How does the tip path from RSP to MCF influence th...

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