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by James9118
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting into the wind
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Casting into the wind

How important do people feel fly line design is? Do you choose a line with a forward distribution of weight in the head and a steep front taper to aid leader turnover? Does this add enough to let you fish a lighter rod than you might choose otherwise for a windy day (say a 7wt instead of a 9wt whil...
by James9118
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

I'm calling 'foot fault' in that casting comp :D :D :D (everyone watching the loop as Rick surreptitiously takes a backward step).
by James9118
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: making diesel from plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: making diesel from plastic

Just burn it as it is - no extra refining. Burnt at high enough temperatures, i.e. within incinerators, the toxic by-products are minimal and the heat produced can be converted to electricity as in any other thermal plant. It should be illegal (globally) to send any plastic to landfill. Unfortunatel...
by James9118
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rotating through the stroke
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Rotating through the stroke

As a slight aside, I much prefer John's description of 'flutter' rather than 'hover'. You need to have very well trained casting pixies to negate gravity and make something truly hover :D On a more serious note, I see hover referred to a lot and I could understand a beginner or intermediate getting ...
by James9118
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Whole line out!
Replies: 26
Views: 658

Re: Whole line out!

Hi Barry, Firstly well done - I consider the clanking of the backing knot up through the rings as a little round of applause, but I'm probably a bit weird in that respect :D :D :D There is a big difference in the head length of what you've been using and the MED, don't expect the MED to go further i...
by James9118
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: James' front page on fly and line
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Re: James' front page on fly and line

I'd put it on a French leader, it will go further that way :-)
by James9118
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Fly movement physics question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Fly movement physics question

Hi Gary,

A fish in a static position in running water and a fish in a static position in still water are not equivalent. There is no frame of reference that can be considered that equates the two.

Regards, James
by James9118
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Fly movement physics question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Fly movement physics question

Hi Gary, Essentially your question is a 'frame of reference' one. In the first example the angler determines the frame of reference, whilst in the second example the water determines the frame of reference. If you standardise the frame of reference, to either, then you see that the problem (in a pur...
by James9118
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Recent FP from Paul
Replies: 69
Views: 2812

Re: Recent FP from Paul

Who was shooting at you? :-)
by James9118
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heating lines in hot water.
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: Heating lines in hot water.

nicholasfmoore wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:00 pm
if you pull some line off a reel now, does it show severe memory?
I don't store my saltwater lines on the reel unless I'm in the tropics, so I can't tell you.

Cheers, James

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