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by Phil Blackmar
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

HI John, Thank you for the reply. I agree with much of what you said, I do not understand the term "flattening the rod". Do you mean that in the transition from back to front the rod straightens? I would appreciate knowing what that terms means. Flattening means the rod plane moves toward horizontal...
by Phil Blackmar
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

Casting is the only sport that persists with an arm centric technique when the movement range extends to behind the shoulder with the elbow or hand. I'm going to have to disagree with you here John. It is common in some sports to have a body centric motion with elements of arm or hand motion awaren...
by Phil Blackmar
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

We discussed the mechanics of the NFL football pass a while back. That whole upper torso rotation with balancing elbow movement is what I am playing with. Keeping my mass centered for balance but getting a lot of input from my body, instead of my arms, seems to really make casting easy... but of cou...
by Phil Blackmar
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

Paul, There is no stripping guide on the butt section. The only thing keeping the handle in place is the small metal winding check. That would have to be removed, which would likely mess up the aesthetics of the SL logo, but otherwise not cause any physical harm. The blank under the grip could then...
by Phil Blackmar
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

HT12. That’s work in progress. Certainly not a finished rod. I’m getting mixed messages on it and it’s quite possible it’s only finished when I’m living on the Salt. There is actually a prototype in the States (with Gary) that was going to be returned to me for a sailfish expedition... until we fou...
by Phil Blackmar
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

Paul, I would agree. In golf it's hard to find truly good advice that isn't flawed for personal gain or influenced by personal style. Even with quality advice, I would think for a good fly caster, the puzzle would not be complete without personally trying combinations. In golf, there is no way I wou...
by Phil Blackmar
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

5 MED??? IF so, that's very impressive....I have three low end bamboo rods from the 1950's that belonged to by grandfather and father.....Line is going to be hitting them soon....

Thanks
by Phil Blackmar
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

In golf, they have what are called "demo days" where various manufacturers will bring club parts to a range for players to try. Today's technology allows techs to quickly change shafts so the player can experiment with shaft flex, flex point, shaft weight, length, different heads, lies, lofts, head ...
by Phil Blackmar
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1347

Re: Pairing lines to rods

"Some of these lines on the market - you might as well just go spin fishing. It’s not an unrolling loop, it’s basically a short flexible float flying through the air. How you can actually learn good flycasting skills with that I have no idea. Fishing a bubble float and a fly is still fly fishing as ...
by Phil Blackmar
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 273
Views: 15283

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Ooooouuuuchhh. I do know the feeling. I was off shore fishing for grouper/snapper with a 4 ounce jig complete with 7/0 hook. I caught a small 2 red snapper. When I swung it in, snapper came off in the jig flew towards my face. I put my palm up and it stuck similar to yours. The barbmust not of been ...

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