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by John Waters
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Practice for distance casting
Replies: 54
Views: 13666

Practice for distance casting

I base all my training drills and instruction segments around the objective that all rod translation should be the result of body rotation.
John
by John Waters
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: CTS T38 Spacings
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

CTS T38 Spacings

Is it single or dual moduli Ben and is it a full 3 metre blank?

John
by John Waters
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rats Snouts
Replies: 52
Views: 17472

Rats Snouts

Sorry Rod, did not realise you're a local, I'm a few kms out of Melbourne. Hope you have a great fishing season in Tassy.

John
by John Waters
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rats Snouts
Replies: 52
Views: 17472

Rats Snouts

Hi Rod, Furled leaders are nice to use as are braided leaders made from 3 strands of mono. Some advocate 5 strands but 3 are more than challenging for me. They lack the stiffness of single strand mono leaders for the same flyline/leader butt turnover profile which I like for fishing. I have heard th...
by John Waters
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rats Snouts
Replies: 52
Views: 17472

Rats Snouts

Thanks Rod, Interesting comment and one that certainly made me think about your initial post. Your wrist turnout may actually aid the block/stop on the forward cast as more area of your underhand is available to interact with, and support the block. Bit like turning the rod 90 degrees and using the ...
by John Waters
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rats Snouts
Replies: 52
Views: 17472

Rats Snouts

Hi Rod, Not heard that descriptive before but I use that profile for my fly accuracy loops to targets. I generate it with a vertical pull down of the elbow on the forward stroke from a steeply angled backcast a short rotation of the forearm using the elbow as the pivot point and a firm block of the ...
by John Waters
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Rats Snouts
Replies: 52
Views: 17472

Rats Snouts

Showing my ignorance but what are Rats' Snouts profiles Rod?

Thanks,

John
by John Waters
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS
Replies: 38
Views: 11926

SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS

Hi Dirk, The shoulder is certainly an important pivot in distance casting. It is interesting to watch Steve and Tim cast, both of whom rotate their shoulder powerfully and have done so for their casting careers. I first saw Steve cast as a 16 year old and his pronounced shoulder roll was distinctive...
by John Waters
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS
Replies: 38
Views: 11926

SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS

Much more Dirk, in my opinion. Of the pivots in the vertical plane, shoulder is primary, elbow is secondary and wrist is tertiary. That segmentation and the relative level of importance is based upon the muscle groups involved. Ditto speed generated. In the horizontal plane, hip and torso rotation a...
by John Waters
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS
Replies: 38
Views: 11926

SLP AND SHOULDER , ELBOW, WRIST PATHS

Like the rotation of the shoulder and the parallel elbow path in Steve's cast of either a 38 gram or 19 gram head, that's the important part of the stroke, not the wrist. I am positive both movements would be replicated when he casts the lighter gear e.g. 5 weight. Great overlays, thanks for posting...

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