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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke Adjustments for Distance according to tackle
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Stroke Adjustments for Distance according to tackle

Well, once again I think you need to specify what you mean by "distance" casts. Casting a 12 out to 120 feet or more, or fishing distances of 90 -100 max? The first case is purely academic or parlor trick as far as I am concerned. I find casts that long are worthless where i fish. Also, now days wit...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 201
Views: 7406

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Phil, There are specialty flylines available for chucking oversize flies. Look at the barstool Sniper or the Barrio Predator. Be aware that they can be quite a bit overweight for their labeled line number and definitely fall into the "brick on a string" category, but they can get the job done. I hav...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Short strikes

Lou, Do you keep your rod tip in the water when you are retrieving the fly? Rod directed straight at the fly? Only manipulate the fly with your line hand? If so, you likely have some less than aggressive fish. Sometimes they are more curious than hungry. That happens with tarpon occasionally... real...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Mirrored casting right teaching left
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Mirrored casting right teaching left

Think it feels good now?

Wait til you start catching "left handed" fish!

BTW... hows that cork-screwing of the guides working for ya when you go left-right-left-right?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1122

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

Y'all don't have to take trust my opinion (actually please don't)... just go out and try it for yourself. Get out your full size tarpon reel, put it on a 12 wt rod, and carry a full head of a 12 wt line for a day of fishing. I personally use a loose grip on most casts, but I find more stability is n...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1122

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

Apples and oranges! Man, I really feel sorry for folks trying to learn from threads like this! I am not sure what Carrol's goal is, but it would be most helpful to openly declared what type of casting is being considered. The cradle grip is excellent for a final acceleration for comp distance casts....
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1122

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

I think there is a lot of nuance being blurred in this. There is the tightened grip locking the forearm muscles, what I expect John might consider a block. Then there are the multitude of micro wrists that accelerate the rod, but do not necessarily mean the grip tightens. And then there is a closing...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Mirrored casting right teaching left
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Mirrored casting right teaching left

Paul I agree with most of what you said, but... It has been my experience that once I established a good left hand cast I seldom needed a right handed backhand shot any more. The forehand cast from either hand offers so much more opportunity for minor tweaks to things like trajectory etc. Although I...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1122

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

I think there needs to be a clarification as to what "squeeze" means. There is a tightening of the grip that contracts the forearm muscles and creates a solid foundation at the stop (assuming the grip was looser to begin with). And there is a closing of the fingers following a cradle grip which acce...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Waypoints
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: Waypoints

Dirk,

Very nice!

Is the waypoint always set "at" the rod tip, or can it be placed at some point in space distant from the tip?

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