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by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Haul lock and twisting rings
Replies: 42
Views: 4761

Re: Haul lock and twisting rings

Hi All, Just out of interest, which way do people orient their rod rings when they are casting with a 4 piece rod? Advantages and disadvantages? All the best Nick Hi Nick, in the worlds we see two groups, those having the rings and the reel in the same plane during casting. I am one of these. We tu...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching the jump roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Teaching the jump roll?

Hi all, I was wondering what your favourite analogies were for teaching the jump roll? I quite like up the stairs and across the landing 😀 All the best Nick Hi Nick, I don't use much analogies in teaching. Jump roll for me comes in "Lift, sweep, cast" (three steps). Always start with the rod down l...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Slow down on the backcast

You can fix this just with the “squeeze stop”. What exactly is that about and how does it work, mate? Cheers Bernd In the depths of Sexyloops: http://www.sexyloops.com/carlos/bubblewrap.shtml Cheers Lasse Thanks Lasse! Paul (Lasse), Great explanation by using the bird! So, if I understand this corr...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Using Video while teaching
Replies: 43
Views: 5308

Re: Using Video while teaching

Hi Paul, I have been using filming a lot in my teaching since years now. For me it was very helpful to base my teaching around the caster's movements in the first place. Filming too here is much easier to be done (so much less speed and distances for visualising the movements). The smartphone alread...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: The Whip Effect
Replies: 52
Views: 9602

Re: The Whip Effect

Hi everyone, reading some of Professor Goriely's summaries about whip physics, the first thing coming to my mind always was, that we don't cast a whip, but a fly rod. Biggest difference for me seems to be, that we have a fly line (depending on a) it's length outside the tip, b) taper, c) density and...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Bernd's spinning fly
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Bernd's spinning fly

Thanks a lot, mate! Bob Popvics said: "Fly tying is evolution." I couldn't agree more. Oh, and bass are indeed fish, which often are far better catchable on spinning lures/flies. Just the old typical straight fly movement will fail often! Of course I know, that a fair number of fly fishermen right n...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Slow down on the backcast

That's interesting. I prefer to have the rod hand relaxing the grip close the end of rotation. Anyway, I'll keep it in mind and give it a go. "Squeezing stop" reminded me to a video, in which one of the guys of the Leland shop in the US said, that all distance casters squeeze around the stop. I neve...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Distance cast with line weight
Replies: 24
Views: 9618

Re: Distance cast with line weight

The thicker a line is, the less surface it has for the same mass. So the higher weighted lines have less surface based friction for the given mass compared to ligther lines and thus go further. Regards Bernd Bernd, Can you further explain this? This discounts line friction on the guides I take it. ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Slow down on the backcast

Paul Arden wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:49 pm
You can fix this just with the “squeeze stop”.
What exactly is that about and how does it work, mate?
Cheers
Bernd
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Slow down on the backcast
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Slow down on the backcast

What would you try to get a student to slow down on the back cast? Hi mate, all humans (free of age) ime have strong desire to match voice and movements. Having said this I make my student speak and cast and then he/she right from the start matches both. Try this yourself: Speak "whuuuuuUUMP" (UUMP...

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