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by Carol
Fri May 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 47
Views: 6419

Re: Accuracy

The Comp Gold I like, I actually used that line for my AAPGAI Masters test. How are you finding the distance with that line? I can reach 75' with it without much practicing to do it. It just takes more effort with the entire body involved. Besides, my husband just got me a new one as a gift, so I'm...
by Carol
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Grips?
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Re: Grips?

Most Continental European instructors start with the finger pointing grip. It certainly helps eliminate many of the early wrist problems. Being a woman and inherently not as strong as you guys, I find the thumb on top to give me more strength. Subsequent to that discovery, I notice that's what Joan...
by Carol
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 47
Views: 6419

Re: Accuracy

If you are working between targets 3 and 4 and 4 and 5, then I am surprised. How many targets do you have out there?! There are actually a couple of other ways the line can clip the rod, one is trying to throw a steep backcast breaking the 180. The other is when the rod tip path rises above the lin...
by Carol
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 47
Views: 6419

Re: Accuracy

It’s much easier to strip in than out of course. But you could actually measure in your hands first and then feed into the false casting. But to be honest it’s probably more effort than it’s worth. But I would certainly strip measure between targets 2 and 1 in the MCI. That’s a given. I've been wor...
by Carol
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 5531

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

You can't fix stupid.
by Carol
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 5531

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

I should add that a lower mutation rate doesn't mean NO mutation. Right now it just happens to be slower. That gives the human race 1/2 a chance to develop some immunity to the virus either by herd immunity or vaccine.
by Carol
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 5531

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

Carol, there may never be a vaccine for this. Coronaviruses mutate quickly. Been [half-] listening to lectures while working from home. Been listening to one by UC San Diego professor of biology Justin Meyer, who specializes in infectious disease research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZRC-QCSzl...
by Carol
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 47
Views: 6419

Re: Accuracy

Where the fly becomes visible at 7 metres is different from where it becomes visible at 15 metres, so it is important to practice at the distances you need. Learning the variability in the "vertical drop " difference between where the fly becomes visible on each forward false cast and the target "s...
by Carol
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Unintended Catches
Replies: 18
Views: 3841

Re: Unintended Catches

The lists are fantastically entertaining! :D Besides myself? A snake. Fortunately non-venomous.
by Carol
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 5531

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

Sorry to be a downer, but this is important sh!t. On March 26, JAMA published an article regarding the distances droplet and aerosol entails from a cough or sneeze can travel and the persistence/viability of pathogens. It is much farther than the 6 feet social distance that has been espoused. I'll b...

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