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by John Waters
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Thanks Daniel, appreciated. That absolutely supports my experiences with the 38 gram ICSF event and the counter flex generated.

Thanks,

John
by John Waters
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

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...
by John Waters
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

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.

John
by John Waters
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

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...
by John Waters
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

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.

John
by John Waters
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maximum Rod Bend
Replies: 91
Views: 2101

Re: Maximum Rod Bend

Great post Merlin, your figures certainly make a case for examining the elapsed time of an effective haul.

John
by John Waters
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Hand Speed

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...
by John Waters
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Hand Speed

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 "...
by John Waters
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Arm Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Arm Path

Maybe it's time for an International Casting Academy, for those interested in casting on the edge.

John
by John Waters
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Arm Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Arm Path

Would love to get together with fellow casting nutters and discuss technique options Paul. One day we will.

John

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