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by Carol
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching drift?
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Teaching drift?

I look forward to it.
by Carol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing

I think what JW was trying to say is to think of supplemental motions as just motions, without qualifying them or demonizing them. Yes, in task 22 the candidate is supposed to identify faults performed by the examiner, among which are poor tracking, poor stop, and creep. But "poor tracking" isn't po...
by Carol
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: Differentiating Creep versus Bad Timing

The FFI definitions of creep and drift are confusing when it comes to repositioning the rod in task 2: cast a wide front loop and a narrow back loop. So I pointed out to JW wherein the confusion lies for me: " Drift is rod rotation and/or hand translation during the pause in the direction of the cur...
by Carol
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching drift?
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Teaching drift?

Forward drift could be very useful to get a longer casting stroke for a more energized back cast. I'll give it a go. :p
by Carol
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Hey, Mark, thank you. The answer is ALL of the above. Whatever problems I have, I see, have seen, or will see in others. So whatever problems I can solve will help everyone, including me. I do not do distance casting, although understanding it can only be helpful, if not wistful. Hope your part of t...
by Carol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Re: Loop shape is domed and tails

Thanks guys! I'd like to pick your brain about dealing with the slack. There seems to be a discrepancy in things I've heard over time, so before I start teaching someone to fix a cast, I'd better get clarity on it. Here are the discrepancies: Some say wait until the line has completely unrolled befo...
by Carol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: Newb
Replies: 20
Views: 3549

Re: Newb

I haven't blown myself up yet. That's pretty friggin' funny, even for a stunt guy. As for half a bottle of Rakija at ten in the morning? What can be said? There needs to be a 'bat crap crazy' smiley just for your friends. I'm going through the masterclass videos one at a time. I've watch many of the...
by Carol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: Newb
Replies: 20
Views: 3549

Re: Newb

I haven't blown myself up yet. That's pretty friggin' funny, even for a stunt guy. As for half a bottle of Rakija at ten in the morning? What can be said? There needs to be a 'bat crap crazy' smiley just for your friends. I'm going through the masterclass videos one at a time. I've watch many of the...
by Carol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Loop shape is domed and tails
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Loop shape is domed and tails

I'm seeing a loop shape is somewhat domed and then it tails. (See attached crappy drawing -- the doming isn't that exaggerated in the cast.) What I'm suspecting is that the cast is not started strongly and to compensate (or for whatever reason), the rotation during the stop is over powered. What are...
by Carol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting technique during the Covid-19 pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Casting technique during the Covid-19 pandemic

From watching your videos, Paul, I got the idea of casting to a spool of tippet. Not that I hit it very often, and I'm not even sure I'd see it at 50 ' :laugh: , but it's a nice small target.

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