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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: GSP core of Monic lines
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: GSP core of Monic lines

James, Help me out here? I follow the logic and your equations for floating lines and I cannot find a fault... but something doesn't jive with my experience. Doesn't the material property play a part? I have tried PVC lines (the most common), but also PU (from that company that must not be mentioned...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 111
Views: 12283

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

What might be an interesting game for you is to start to remove force and see if you can keep the same distance. You might lose a couple of feet taking out the power and then when you stick it back in again pass where you initially were. Cheers, Paul I'll second that motion. Although, I no longer s...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: GSP core of Monic lines
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: GSP core of Monic lines

Bart, I have had the opportunity to try a number of Monic lines, and I particularly like their GSP cores for tarpon fishing. I find their no-stretch property of that core to be advantageous for setting the hook into that tough to hook species. However, depending on what density of line you are looki...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Castinbg practice and music
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Castinbg practice and music

Lars, Thanks for the intro to Gabarek! I did not recognize the name, but I am listening to him now (but not practicing casting). I now realize I have heard him before playing with Keith Jarrett. (BTW... my parrot prefers sax players... loves Coltrane... and he is peeking in the window as I type and ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: two observations from a student
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: two observations from a student

If you think "unlearning" is bad, or maybe not so good, for flycasting "education", then maybe you would be surprised that it is common in a lot of other more important fields? In fact, it seems to be a necessity, and one of the milestone steps that separates the truly advanced, or at least capable ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: bernds social media bashing
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: bernds social media bashing

Funny I guess, but I have almost completely avoided social media. This forum and a small local 'Glades paddle anglers forum is as "social" as I get. I once joined Linkd-in, or whatever its called, to communicate with other Florida certified instructors, and I could not get away from it fast enough! ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 111
Views: 12283

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

It seemed like a high score! Now that we have low water level it exposes the banks and it’s easier to get the tape measure out. Still pretty damned tired but on the up. It’s a game I should be able to string up off the back of the boat. I might have to adjust the ring sizes :) Paul, I recently purc...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best advice for weighted articulated flies…..
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Best advice for weighted articulated flies…..

Ok, fly line is a basic Scientific Anglers Aircel WF8F. The leader lengths are 3 feet of 25lb, 18” of 20lb, 18” of 15lb and 3 feet of 12lb. Should I run a heavier butt section and only taper to 20lb? Or no taper at all? It’s probably all wrong. Jearley, See if you can find a copy of Bruce Richard's...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best advice for weighted articulated flies…..
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Best advice for weighted articulated flies…..

If the fly is trying to kill you, it is probably because of the Belgian cast. I would go back to trying the closed/over the tip pickup. Then all you have to worry about is the fly killing your rod. Go out and practice (with just a fluff) and concentrate on directing the backcast straight but on diff...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Elbow lift/drop or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Elbow lift/drop or not?

Paul, "Skipping" is a big deal in these parts, especially among the conventional tackle folks. We got lots of mangroves and docks in the saltwater areas, but it might be even more popular with the freshwater anglers. The saltys tend to use the low trajectory power option on spinning reels, but the f...

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