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by sms
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lightning Strikes and The Faraday Cage
Replies: 16
Views: 124

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: 1292

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: 1836

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: 4367

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.
by sms
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 4367

Re: Torque Twist

A overall spine is usually not much stiffer than the 90degree side. The spine typically is corkscrew around the blank, but the overall spine is just a sum of it. For a strong anisotropy/asymmetry (ie oval rod cross section) the rod would not go only up and down, but would also go from side to side. ...
by sms
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 4367

Re: Torque Twist

Paul Arden wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Is that a Christmas decoration Sakke? :D
Dangling from the rod you mean? Nah. They’re keys. I get to go places. 😉
by sms
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 4367

Re: Torque Twist

Myth.
by sms
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Torque Twist
Replies: 86
Views: 4367

Re: Torque Twist

Easy to test. Hang a weight on the tip and support the butt (handle) on a flat, horizontal surface like a table. No quickly roll the rod on the surface. If the weight jumps up, the torque twist can accelerate the unloading. If not, then no.
by sms
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10521

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Just stick those casters in their waders and knee deep in a lake/sea some where and have them cast onto shore, judges can walk around without freezing their balls off in cold water for hours on end, and accurate measuring would be a breeze! This is what we did in the 2013 Nordic Fly Casting Champio...
by sms
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 10521

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Dung Fly, Ok, if you need 10 lanes, then the width need becomes an issue. Checked the requirements and min 200x200m flat area with short grass. That's not a spectator sport! Seeing a plug or fly line from 100m distance is not too easy. With that requirement, it is quite difficult to find a place to ...

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