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by carlz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Elbow Out Style

As far as the Javalin thrower, I think Lasse has part of the answer, the stop, but also the javilin thrower is runing and twisting. I agree with one of Paul's earlier statements. As long as all of the pieces and parts are moving in a plane, *rod tip, grip, elbow, shoulder" then things should work.
by carlz
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Elbow Out Style
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Elbow Out Style

Great question. I see this fairly often, and I will offer to help them get over it. And I do ask if there is a reason for it. I have a friend who has shoulder injuries that require this style. My general approach is to point out it will tire out you shoulder, and ask if they feel it. From a teaching...
by carlz
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Overhead Casting Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Overhead Casting Issues

I would bump up the rod strength for the line (I didn't see this mentioned) if you are spey casting the line with a 7wt rod, try overhead casting with an 8wt.
by carlz
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Favorite bobbin
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Favorite bobbin

Griffin ceramic tip bobbins. These are reasonably priced (you can get a few) and last forever. The ceramic tip is just a bead where it is needed, not the more fragile ceramic tube.

The Flyrite bobbin is a much fancier affair but is nice if you want extra control over thread tension.
by carlz
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock

I always do a lot of singlehand spey. Does anyone have any suggestions, short of taping?
by carlz
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock

Paul, When Fenwick first came out with their Feralite (tip over butt) ferrules in the early 1960s, they silk screened. I M P O R T A N T TWIST ON -- TWIST OFF APPLY PARAFFIN TO FERRULE AS NEEDED FOR LUBRICATION They wanted to make sure you got the message, what better way than to print it on the rod...
by carlz
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock

Twisting with Nickel Silver ferrules is bad. The mettle will gumb up, cause gaulling and the parts can get stuck. You should have seen my friends cringe when I twisted a metal ferrule in front of them. I was politely corrected. For Spiggot ferules, I usually don't. For tip over butt sections, I almo...
by carlz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 280
Views: 15878

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: 39
Views: 2416

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: 1699

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...

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