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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 202
Views: 7902

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Graeme, From a spectator in the grandstands I have to admit your last photos make a pretty strong impression! And, as a student of science, I know that reality as we perceive it is definitely not an either / or thing... as: is light a wavelength or a particle? For the non scientific folks... that qu...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

Dirk Thanks for that video. I have always admired Mel's approach and casting. I may have a hard time tossing the rod into my other hand, but I'll give it a try. My off hand subconsciously turns over and guides the shooting... so I will have to drop the line first. Maybe I can toss it up then rewatch...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

Hi Gary Because of the lag time between rod unloading signal capture - brain - opening fingers can be about 80 ms (40 ms in each way), you are likely releasing pre RSP or close to RSP. Merlin, I am pretty sure it is before RSP since I can still do things with my rod hand to affect the loop, like ra...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

Playing with the 2D model I find that the “best” compromise for PHV is to have it around MCL (some 55 ms to 75 ms after MAV). If you delay PHV up to RSP you lose tip speed and it is unlikely that you can make a release at RSP, if you anticipate closer to MAV you get more speed but you take the risk...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1798

Re: Handling Sailfish

It has been years, but they were a nuisance when commercials fishing. Grab em by the nose, with gloves, and have your thumbs pointing together. That way you can steer them away from you if they push. They are not so bad at boat side being just oversized needlefish with no teeth. A third hand gets th...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

Merlin,

Thanks for those diagrams... it's not uncommon for me to need a drawing to understand something and using big crayons is also commonly necessary.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Flyline database?
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Flyline database?

What happened to this idea? I have some new lines that I will weigh on my balance... just for my own curiosity and will upload my findings. BTW.... I was searching for some guidelines and came upon a website (Trident) that has measured many common lines and their data is well documented. And apparen...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Grog
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Grog

There are so many good bourbons it is a shame to stick with just one! What I have done is choose a reference point (Elijah Craig) and always have it on hand. I then wander through others, bottle by bottle, and compare / contrast them to the EC. It is a wonderful hobby and surprisingly, my taste seem...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

"If the timing of the haul is such that maximum haul speed has taken place before RSP, the line is being decelerated by the caster’s hand." That statement is going to take me a while to digest.. :upside: The 4 parts of the haul I get, but can't the line be released essentially at the second phase wh...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Shooted cast
Replies: 74
Views: 4086

Re: Shooted cast

I will read through Merlin's explanation a few more times before I give up... But, what about hauling (and releasing) well before RSP? I am not positive what I am doing, but it seems like I can sense when the rod butt begins to unload (SDM?)... and at that point I haul and release. The response from...

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