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by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Hi Paul,

Yes. I don't know about Lasse's test though.

James
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Hi Paul,

I think in your zero wind scenario you are in the situation that I've described as needing an input from the rod leg in order to complete the cast. I suspect this is because the losses are higher in this scenario than the tailing wind one due to drag.

James
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

I'll just repeat this bit though Now, obviously we can collapse casts, but these are casts that need some rod leg tension in order to be successful. Removing the rod-leg tension in this case causes the desired effect. A cast, e.g. a distance cast, which is thrown with sufficient momentum in the firs...
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

I know that this is not the physics subform, but here's a question: If there is no tension in the rod leg in these distance events, why is the rod leg not falling at the same rate we'd expect all objects on earth to fall at? Pixies at play? Cheers, Graeme Hi Graeme, What makes you think it isn't (f...
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Firstly, the very longest casts will come with the absence of fly leg tension. Hi James, this is a pretty bold statement! How does the line and leader look once it has landed? Is it perfectly straight? In zero tailwind conditions I often find it difficult to get a straight leader without checking t...
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

This is what I meant to write, please ignore the above - I blame quite a bad hangover :blush: If you consider the hypothesis that the fly cast consists of two parts; the fly leg momentum and a rotational element, then a couple of predictions can be made. Firstly, the very longest casts will come wit...
by James9118
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

If you consider the hypothesis that the fly cast consists of two parts; the fly leg momentum and a rotational element, then a couple of predictions can be made. Firstly, the very longest casts will come with the absence of fly leg tension. I've done this test and so has Lasse (i.e. the non-tethered ...
by James9118
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 90
Views: 1245

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

I recently did a test where I compared my casting with a shooting head in a tethered (normal) configuration and non-tethered i.e. the running line was cut at my hauling hand. I know Lasse has done this previously and my results agreed with his - the longest cast and highest average came from the non...
by James9118
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Fly casting challenge 2
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Fly casting challenge 2

I think just closing the eyes would be prone to a bit of cheating. As such, can I suggest that people are required to put their head in an opaque plastic bag before trying. This will also add an extra bit of jeopardy to focus the mind on getting it done quickly :D Are there any line requirements - i...

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