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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Nymphing mud?
Replies: 12
Views: 8410

Nymphing mud?

Paul I spend the majority of my time canoeing the backcountry wilderness of Everglades National Park. Its a labyrinth of mangrove creeks and ponds that is inaccessible to boaters. Very few anglers are willing to put in the time and effort so the fishing can be pretty good. Besides, the chances of ge...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 11822

Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff

Hey guys... thanks for all the impressive input! This topic is something that is significant to the fishing I love to do over the winter. You know how important confidence is when fishing? Even with Merlin's excellent help, when I ran numbers through the equations I got results that I just could not...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Nymphing mud?
Replies: 12
Views: 8410

Nymphing mud?

Thanks guys! This stuff is labeled "JP's brown Nymphing Mud / Soft Tungsten weight". Its quite proudly made in the USA, judging by the ratio of labels. It might be for lead restricted waters? It came into the shop from some other branch to be cleared out on discount... and it caught my eye. Why not ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Nymphing mud?
Replies: 12
Views: 8410

Nymphing mud?

Hey trout guys... I came across a product called nymphing mud. It appears to be tungsten dust mixed into wax, to be a substitute for shot. There might be a use for this in my salt water fishing but I'm having a problem keeping it on the leader. I've been molding a small dollop around a knot in my ha...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: New to the Board?
Replies: 37
Views: 32242

New to the Board?

Yes, welcome Lou! Its great to see someone else from Florida... even if only part time. Are you going up to Crystal River next month for the FFF thing? It would be nice to meet another Sexylooper on this side of the pond! I think you will find this is an, umm, interesting place. Some very serious du...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 11822

Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff

Merlin, Thanks for your help! I managed to get the equations into Xcel and did a rough check against McGlinn's 15.2 chart. It seems to work out within the short distances he chose. And, given the distances and depths of some local fishing (the oceanside tarpon in the Keys) - it was quite eye-opening...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 11822

Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff

OK to state it more clearly...

If knowing H,L, and D... X and Y can be solved .

When I know H, and I can see where X and Y appear to be, solving for L and D is driving me crazy.

(which some might suggest is a rather insignificant distance)
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 11822

Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff

Merlin, Thank you! I will have to chew on those equations a bit... My problem is each time I try to work from the fish back to the eye, using distances and depths that I commonly experience in the field, the angle of incidence exceeds the critical angle for internal reflection... which stops my calc...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 11822

Dr. McGlinn’s book… the other stuff

Hey folks? I read through his book, with some difficulty I admit, but found it rather interesting. There were some parts, like the section on leaders, that helped clear up some things for me. Of particular interest to me, which no one else has mentioned, was the section on optics. As I am particular...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Ticking is ticking me off!
Replies: 10
Views: 6954

Ticking is ticking me off!

Well folks... thanks for your help. It was a frustrating week, but I've got it worked out, pretty much. It wasn't so much the weight, although that did make it obvious. The fact was I kept ticking even after I removed the weight. I narrowed it down to a few things. First, I was using a ridiculously ...

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