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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Teaching Top hand v Bottom hand
Replies: 33
Views: 896

Re: Teaching Top hand v Bottom hand

Paul,

I think I have a pair of those old Redington "dogs". I thoroughly enjoyed casting them though.

But, when I asked for help, and this was years ago, from a few DH experts, they all suggested I get some better rods.

If I ever do pursue that THCI I guess I'll have to upgrade. :D
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Head at the rod tip increasing counterflex?
Replies: 31
Views: 1500

Re: Head at the rod tip increasing counterflex?

Paul, Out of curiosity, what line are you using? The line I am currently trying has some texture, and I can say that for this application I am not a fan of the extra texture. It seems to be adding friction instead of reducing it. It sounds like one difference in our fishing is that it commonly takes...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Head at the rod tip increasing counterflex?
Replies: 31
Views: 1500

Re: Head at the rod tip increasing counterflex?

So... I have a question that I think is somewhat pertinent to this discussion... It is summer "bang the mangroves" time here in South Florida. It is essentially PUALD repetition with an 8wt and a popper at around 50- 60 feet. The fly is retrieved maybe 10 - 15 feet. The goal is accuracy with the min...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 391
Views: 32625

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Lift rod parallel to ground, so some line lifts up. Rotate very slowly, avoid "bending" the rod. Somewhere before perpendicular, rotate a bit faster (for some acceleration). At perpendicular, wrist snap, preferably preceded by stopping other movement (to help in turnover). jarmo, I know you did not...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: The Boga Grip
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: The Boga Grip

That is kind of a dumb question, Paul! In what situation, on what kind of fish, size of fish, etc? They are slowly falling out of favor (around here), generally speaking, but there are a number of legitimate situations where they are practical (or even necessary) and actually more fish friendly than...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 12233

Re: 180 "tails".

Well, you can count me as one who sees / saw my MCI as a beginning, not the end! Tom White told me that right out. He said the higher you get the more you can see... And, when did the FFF imply that MCI was the top? I was always under the impression that the THCI was the next higher step on the stai...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat May 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: New FFi TH certs?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

New FFi TH certs?

Hey folks, I got a couple questions... Is anyone familiar with the new FFi certifications (2) for Spey casting? And, if so, do you have any comments? I am getting more and more requests for lessons for "Trout Spey". It seems to be getting popular over here. I have some experience with Spey casts, es...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Current Stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 2701

Re: Current Stroke

OK John I am sorry you totally misinterpreted what I meant to convey. I was specifically talking about "explosiveness". And I did not mean to imply that there are no ways to improve casting. I thought that I clarified that with my last sentence. I thought I would convey some information that I had g...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Hand speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Hand speed?

I recently skimmed through an article on biomechanics and martial arts. The gist of the paper was on how black belts break boards and bricks, but do not sustain broken bones in the process. Not really my thing. But, a major point of the paper was that hand speed was critical. Some numbers that were ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Current Stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 2701

Re: Current Stroke

Nick, Out of curiosity, what rod and reel are you using? It looks like a pretty large outfit. Now, let me admit up front that I am not a world champion level distance caster, but I did notice that in your final presentation stroke your hand remains closed and your fingers tight. I have found that in...

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