Thanks Daniel, appreciated. That absolutely supports my experiences with the 38 gram ICSF event and the counter flex generated.
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I agree Paul, never experimented with the back haul, mine is always to a straight arm. I have experimented with the angle of the haul now that I cast long overhang with the 5 weight. My above comments on the haul are forward haul specific. I haul to a straight arm on the back cast for both heads and...
I'm no longer an advocate for the straight arm haul movement Paul. Used to be - a long haul with the hand continuing into follow through after the line release position. Maybe my arms have shrunk with age.
Thanks Daniel, I find the haul a very interesting movement, unique in fact. I remember advocating the haul should not add bend to the rod 15 years ago on the FlyLife forum here in Australia and was castigated. The evidence used to counter that position was if you rig up a fly rod with line out of th...
Thanks Merlin and Gordy. Not only should the haul be late and fast, the elapsed time taken from start to line release is a critical prerequisite to both adding speed and delaying rod straightening.
Hi Mangrove, If you want optimal distance, yes. The justification for that statement is based on the science upon which any throwing sport, which has distance as the objective, has developed. Even with a run up or translation phase, that segment of the action only delivers a speed of approximately 7...
Thanks Leslie, appreciate your interest and your help. You are correct in your bowling speed comment, great fast bowlers like Dale Styne and Alan Donald achieved that level of perfection. The one I use as an example of what is possible with rotational speed is Jeff Thompson who for me, personified "...