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by carlz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6856

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

There does seem to be rather a lot of people casting with the wind nowadays :D Me personally I’m not impressed with anything that is wind assisted. I feel like I’m in a minority here but that’s not going to change. That’s just a case of who has the biggest wind :laugh: After taking a break from try...
by carlz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 27
Views: 627

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

I'm curious on people's opinions on the old cork, draw-bar style (Abel big game) reels. They are not maintenance free and the spools on the old BG models are not large arbor, but they are simple and easy to clean and work on. I presume Large Arbor is a must, but is the sealed drag that important? I ...
by carlz
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: What is a good angler, what is a good fly caster?
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: What is a good angler, what is a good fly caster?

I love this topic, because the first page of replies really hit the nail on the head. What consumes you, and does your mind flow back to? What is your love and passion? Where are you putting your effort to improve? It the general area of fly rod associated activities, it could be distance casting, a...
by carlz
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dealing with spam help!
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Dealing with spam help!

For the out bound email. It is possible that "Sexy" is hitting the keyword filters for some people, but I don't know what you can do about that. As for inbound emails. Gmail is pretty good at tuning based on what you select. so got through your spam and tag everything you want as "not-spam". I also ...
by carlz
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: That whuuumpin' feeling
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: That whuuumpin' feeling

Try casting without line. Hold the fly line against the rod, holding both sides with your rod hand (so you have two lengths of line, reel to tip, tip to hand) and give it that little spin so the loose end wraps around the rod. Now cast to a firm stop so you feel the rod bounce. Overlining the rod by...
by carlz
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 26
Views: 2827

Re: Being fit

It could be that you are in Ketosis and burning fat, so you don't get a carb letdown (you are running long distances right?)
by carlz
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 202
Views: 7809

Re: Analysing loop propagation

The mechanics of fly line movement is fascinating. At first appearance, it is simple. There are two forces acting on the line (my hand and gravity) How hard can it be? But there are so many confounding factors. By tethering of the line to the rod tip, you loose the simple F=MA equation and have to t...
by carlz
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 26
Views: 2827

Re: Being fit

I'm curious what different people mean by "fasting" . Is it water only? Coffee? Broth? And for how long? 18 hrs? 24 hrs? 24hrs plus overnight?

I think people have different definitions. Sort of like the Vegetarians who eat fish, or some that eat chicken. :???:
by carlz
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Shooting line while fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: Shooting line while fishing

Thank,
So much to think about. Slipping line during the cast and then managing the tension on the shoot.
by carlz
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Shooting line while fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: Shooting line while fishing

Paul,

Do you have a video of your line hand while shooting?

My simple approach, when I remember to do it, is to just stop the shoot so the line fully turns over.

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