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by Carol
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: meaning of the fly-rod frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: meaning of the fly-rod frequency

Reading this 2-1/2 years after posting, I went digging for better understanding of vibration in materials since I am not an engineer, to say the least, and need a foundation. There are some good videos on YouTube that have been helpful to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIlBI6nrnRc https://www.y...
by Carol
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Site rebuild

Will the glossary have links to, say, masterclass content? That might be helpful. The search feature is helpful and I wonder if it would be even more helpful to have an option of basic versus in-depth discussion -- although I have no idea how that would done nor how any existing discussion could be ...
by Carol
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Casting Arc too narrow, 5 Essentials and understanding casting using filters/models
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Casting Arc too narrow, 5 Essentials and understanding casting using filters/models

It likely won't fall off until you're mummified. Thanks for this post. As mentioned in FB, my mind is opening to the realization that the 5Es are exactly what you say they are, a matchstick framework. Heck, Gammel admitted later that he would now include STOP as an E. As such, they don't include eve...
by Carol
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 70
Views: 2458

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

I recently saw a short video of Lasse casting while balancing on a single foot atop a peaked rock in the water. Prior to that was a video of Paul balancing on a log while casting. I can barely brush my teeth standing on one foot with my eyes closed (I try this every night for 2 minutes to practice b...
by Carol
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: David Attenborough: a life on our planet
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Re: David Attenborough: a life on our planet

I’ve fished in Siberia! It was warm. Unfortunately it’s getting warmer. The Dolores River Anglers chapter of Colorado TU in SW Colorado had an environmental study done on their waters about four years ago. It was estimated that in 17 years (now, 13 or less), there will be no trout below 9,000'. One...
by Carol
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: David Attenborough: a life on our planet
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Re: David Attenborough: a life on our planet

We justify a lot of things. For instance I can't eat legumes at all. So I eat chicken, some whey and nuts and seeds for protein. Although we're going to try Beyond Meat this week. And we live in friggin' Siberia, so we use more resources to stay warm. Overall, though, not having kids means there are...
by Carol
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Maintaining line tension

As for seeing the back cast, there are different things I do. The primary one is to use a completely open (sideways) stance, which is how I can tell when the loop is weak (lack of sufficient tension). Another is video, but I'm having trouble finding a good place to do it where I can see the loop, so...
by Carol
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: David Attenborough: a life on our planet
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Re: David Attenborough: a life on our planet

Financial incentives may be the best way in countries where you are taxed. The more kids you have, the more you get taxed. In some Catholic cultures, a big family is the norm. My ex came from an Irish Catholic family with five kids. After we divorced he married a woman from India and they had four k...
by Carol
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Maintaining line tension

For me, it's been not getting enough tension on the back cast. The loops have gotten better, and if I were an owl who could turn my head 180 degrees, I probably never would have struggled so long with this. Where I find the biggest problem is on non-viscous surfaces where the back cast loop does not...
by Carol
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Maintaining line tension

And yes, one can make it completly different on grass than on water, but the key here is to make it as much as possible the same. Rod load is a dark and dangerous road to travel down, filled with myths of big springs and better rods casts further and makes their own coffee, very nutty coffee that i...

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