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by Viking Lars
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: safety
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: safety

One can come up with dozens of reasons for not wearing a life vest when afloat, but when examined in a real world scenario, not one makes sense. I haven't always worn PFDs myself, and I've been over all the arguments, but they are so easily punctured. In Denmark, a boat owner is required to have PFD...
by Viking Lars
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: HT Relook
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: HT Relook

The HT 9' - 6wt-part should be more of a graphic than just a font, in my opinion.
And just to be different the model could be called 069, which of course might play a little too well into the Hot Torpedo-problem :-).
049, 089 and 109 are less "funny" :blush:

Lars
by Viking Lars
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Good budget fly rods
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Good budget fly rods

Check out the 2nd hand market. At least on the Danish 2nd hand market, you could get Sage TCRs, XPs, Scott S3/S4s etc within that price range. The 2nd hand market has gone bottoms out and prime rods are really cheap, as long as they're not last year's model.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: HT Relook
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: HT Relook

I agree with Lasse on this one. You can do all of the above, but changing the logo would really be a shame.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Sun May 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Fighting fish: Two-handed, single handed and stiffer rods
Replies: 38
Views: 2432

Fighting fish: Two-handed, single handed and stiffer rods

Argh - a lengthy and obviously very clever reply just went missing because I clicked the wrong button (which was obviously quite un-clever...). Here's the summary: Doublehanders are good for a number of reason. For me the primary ones being easier casting and fishing with the vert fast sinking lines...
by Viking Lars
Sat May 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly rod design
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Fly rod design

I remember that Norwich 5-wt - that really was an excellent rod. Didn't you also have one with interchangeable sections that made a 5-wt 6-wt or just a stiffer 5, or something - a 4-piece?

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly Line Database
Replies: 85
Views: 4914

Fly Line Database

I will of course contribute all I can to this database (it may even have been my idea a long time ago, in an alcohol fuelled moment by a campfire :-). I think it's important that we all use the same equipement, and indeed also the same method. For instance, there's a big source for error in weighing...
by Viking Lars
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Scandi cast - downstream wind?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Scandi cast - downstream wind?

It's only a spey-cast, so "we" do what everyone else does in a downstream wind. We sit on the bank and drink beer - we all do it - admit it :-). Well, no of course not. I'm not sure which demos (and by whom) you've seen, but I've never heard that casting a scandi setup would solve any problems conce...
by Viking Lars
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: who is the inventor of the snake roll and the snap T cast?
Replies: 10
Views: 962

who is the inventor of the snake roll and the snap T cast?

None, I think - and no one seems to be credited for inventing the false cast, so I'll take that one :-). I know most sources give Simon Gawesworth credit for the snake roll, but there are several claims to the Snap T. Al Buhr credits George Cook, John Farrar and Dec Hogan with it in his 2006-book. L...
by Viking Lars
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: who is the inventor of the snake roll and the snap T cast?
Replies: 10
Views: 962

who is the inventor of the snake roll and the snap T cast?

I've always been told that Simon Gawesworth (and maybe his dad) invented the Snake Roll.

Günter Feuerstein is credited with inventing the Snap T.

Lars

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