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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation 2
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: Analysing loop propagation 2

No worries mate, look forward to that chat and a cast, hopefully next year. I am interested as I was casting some distance a few months back and a mate was saying many of my back casts and some (less) of my forward cast with the 5 weight MED had a dolphin nose. John John, That is very interesting. ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 4038

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Talking about forearm rotation and arc made me think of a recent photo of a rookie NFL quarterback that was just in the sports news: F33C7785-A7D6-44CC-9677-2C2583662DBB.jpeg What the photo doesn't show is the rapid torso and shoulder rotation that is also involved. Making things fly far in differen...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 4038

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Graeme, So... The lift takes place after loop formation? In that case it is a mend... a vertical reach mend. I have, in fact, also used that, but I thought I was simply adjusting the location of the tip and essentially repositioning the tether point of the rod leg. It does appear to "tighten" the lo...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Cradle grip?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Cradle grip?

Thanks John, Blocking earlier helped a lot. I was pretty much stopless (blockless?) While it feels strange, blocking with the shoulder allowed me to tighten up the bc loops significantly. Very helpful with the 12wt! Distance is important, but so is being able to cast all day... and big tackle wears ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Cradle grip?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Cradle grip?

I keep debating the advantage of tucking the rod butt on the backcast. While I can definitely add more power, and therefore more line speed, which results in more distance on the presentation, if I look back the loop looks huge. No matter what I try I cannot seem to produce a tight loop in the bc wh...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 202
Views: 7902

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Well, I know one thing... Michael's wiggle-wobble works wonderfully to get the sunken part of a sink-tip line up and moving to create a D loop for the roll cast to set the line out for a water haul! And I'll mention once again that I was not taught "loop" but "bight". As in "unroll the bight as if s...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Any swingers?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Any swingers?

Thanks Graeme, Upstream / long leader / floating line is opposite of what I have been trying...but luckily that is about how another of my rods are set up. I can try both and see what happens. Actually, that is a big part of my problem... the waters I fish are essentially opaque, so I can't see what...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 202
Views: 7902

Re: Analysing loop propagation

I guess I'm at the point where I should hit the pause button. Arguing against the logical paradigm of "loop ipso facto not wave" is not getting me anywhere. Cheers, Graeme Nope... don't hit pause. There seems to me to be quite a bit of your theory that fits. I think the problem is that the human mi...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Any swingers?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Any swingers?

No... not that kind! I am looking for some tips or references on how to fish good size streamers deep and in moderate current. By good size I mean around 5 inches (12.5 cm) and by moderate I mean up to around 10 mph (16 km/h). Depth is 6 - 10 feet. I know there is a bunch of info on Skagit technique...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: That whuuumpin' feeling
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: That whuuumpin' feeling

Just playing devil's advocate, but...

Why is finding the "strongest" position important?

It's a fly rod! If it's a 5 wt, we are talking 3 oz of rod and 0.3 oz of flyline head.

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