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by Viking Lars
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Sloppy Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Sloppy Rod

James, the structural integrity of the tube must play a part as well, or what? I can imagine that some blanks ovalise sooner than others as a result of for instance wall thickness and possibly even magic postions added to the carbon weave before baking :-).

L
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Embarrassing question
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Embarrassing question

Thanks for the kind words on the video. Another trick to add is this: Instead of "wasting" time folding, breaking the fibres with scissors etc., I find the best and the fastest way in both palmered and "normal" hackles, is simply to stroke back the fibers *before* each turn, not after. Just as I do ...
by Viking Lars
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Removing grease from Dryflies
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Removing grease from Dryflies

And one more thing. Many gels and other floating agents deposit an oil film as the fly lands, when used heavily. That easily puts off rising fish.
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Removing grease from Dryflies
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Removing grease from Dryflies

If this is something you have to do, you’re definitely applying way too much gel.
In general I apply only to hackles and tail fibres and leave the rest.

L
by Viking Lars
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Custom cutting an barstool 40+
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Custom cutting an barstool 40+

short heads gives less distance if you have space, more when you don't have space
OK, please explain how short heads cast further in confined space than they do in plenty of space :p
by Viking Lars
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: SA Mastery Standard AFFTA line
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: SA Mastery Standard AFFTA line

And let me add that it's a *really* good line. They came out last year and I'm so pleased that SA has released it. Yet, I'm frustrated by the fact that a tru-to-weight line has to be named "Standard". And that they market it as the "caster's fishing line" is a total disaster and a self-created probl...
by Viking Lars
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Shooting Heads for Huchen
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Shooting Heads for Huchen

I don’t think so because I had bought the two together. That’s why it was a good example. I’ve had similar experiences but then there were other possible causes. If you look at Sakari’s link you can see it’s quite possible. Unfortunately the full PDF seems unavailable. Obviously there are different...
by Viking Lars
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Shooting Heads for Huchen
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Shooting Heads for Huchen

Paul - back to leader-shootinghead-shootingline-train. Yes, he's fine as long as the shooting head's core is stronger than the leader's.

L
by Viking Lars
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 3920

Re: Pairing lines to rods

It’s not like a pair of jeans that say 32” but are really 38” so that you don’t think you’re a fat barstool. It’s about leaders and fly sizes; important fishing stuff. If my 4WT line weighs a 7WT then I can’t fish tiny flies without getting broke off. “Oh that’s ok; I’ll just fish a dog nobbler ins...
by Viking Lars
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Drone photography and video
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: Drone photography and video

There are many of those commercially available and most are so cheap that it's hard ly inventing some yourself. I'm quite pleased with this one.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _hood.html

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