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by sms
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 13924

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Every day of uncertainty makes it more difficult for at least some to arrange their travel etc. Also many may get financially affected by the current situation and should have enough time to decide if they are to invest to a trip to Sweden.
Thus, in my opinion, 2021 sounds like a reasonable solution.
by sms
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12141

Re: New SW line by RIO

More stretch, true. Unstuck coating I haven't come across (except some Airflo made that were actually with braided cores). I nowadays hate stripping the core, I install braided mono loops in order to get 100% of the breaking strength of the line. The direct core doesn't seem to stretch much. For me ...
by sms
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12141

Re: New SW line by RIO

I prefer braid core. Why? All the best intermediate and sinking lines I've used for salt have been with mono (Rio Leviathan and Airflo Tropical Tarpon). I recon the Flats Pro will be even better. They stay straight better and tangle less. And they also seem to have bigger temperature range - you ca...
by sms
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12141

Re: New SW line by RIO

Remembered wrong, the running line wasn't 1,02mm but 1,04mm.

Here are measured tapers (inches & ft) for Rio Flats Pro WF11I and Cortland Tropic Plus Intermediate WF12I
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by sms
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12141

Re: New SW line by RIO

The old SA Mastery Tarpon was a good line. I have the floating 12. The intermediate I unfortunately never had. Airflo Tropical Tarpon clear intermediate was also a great line (one weight heavier as is/was the norm for Airflo). But it got discontinued and eventually replaced with some horrible ridge ...
by sms
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 12141

Re: New SW line by RIO

Ok, just got my hands on Flats Pro WF11I. Quite much what I expected it to be. I wish this line would have been on the market earlier, would have saved me from a lot of trouble. It is like improved Leviathan intermediate. The head is lighter and longer (the holding line is actually just part of long...
by sms
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lightning Strikes and The Faraday Cage
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Lightning Strikes and The Faraday Cage

Electricity will take the easiest path. If you have some roof structure made from metal pipes, that will be taken instead of your body. If you have a wooden or fibeglass boat, I would attach a piece of wire to the metal roof structure and make it go the side of the boat to the water. In storm, don’t...
by sms
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Rice Bubble cast, Snap, Crack, and Pop
Replies: 32
Views: 1641

Re: Rice Bubble cast, Snap, Crack, and Pop

Snap - not enough traction vs force. This balance can be adjusted with: - less force on the bc - more pause between bc and fc (let the d-loop stop and anchor straighten) - eliminate creep - lift properly before bc (to avoid piled anchor/make anchor straight as possible) - avoid dipping bc (same reas...
by sms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Rod reviews

I think Lasse (and Will) are right. Absolute visual evidence right there.
by sms
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 5519

Re: Torque Twist

No TT here:


S-curve is about conservation of momentum I think.

Here’s also a slight S-curve and no TT at about 1:00.

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