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by Carol
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1028

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

There is the tightened grip locking the forearm muscles, what I expect John might consider a block. Then there are the multitude of micro wrists that accelerate the rod, but do not necessarily mean the grip tightens. Mac turned me on to a subtler form he considers "pulling", where the fingers furth...
by Carol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 36
Views: 1028

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

Paul/Nick, what about the basic overhead cast? Do you use a squeeze, or do you just stop? It seems to me, and I certainly am prone to being wrong, that you don't need to squeeze the stop, so long as you stop. I feel like the squeeze just punctuates the stop for the caster, like a period. But you can...
by Carol
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Change leverage
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Change leverage

I'm not a physicist, but it depends upon where the fulcrum is. As long as the fulcrum is on the end and the force is near it, it probably remains a class 3 lever. https://images.app.goo.gl/4VFhJRx74eSL9swq8
by Carol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Oversaturation - FP by Martyn White on Sunday, 18 October 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Oversaturation - FP by Martyn White on Sunday, 18 October 2020

It sounds like a consistent theme: Over time, we become less interested in the size of the fish and more interested in the experience. It's not about size, even though I'd like to catch a wild 24" +/- brown someday. Like Boisker, when I catch a large fish for the water, that's good enough. For me it...
by Carol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: The evolution of Catch and Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: The evolution of Catch and Release

There also can be education on what happens to a fish's gill filaments when kept out of the water too long: The filaments dry and stick together. And putting them back in the water doesn't necessarily guarantee they will rehydrate and unstick. It's essentially damaging their lungs, giving them COPD....
by Carol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: The evolution of Catch and Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: The evolution of Catch and Release

So I asked Colorado Parks and Wildlife whether they would consider requiring anglers to watch a video regarding best catch and release practices before getting a fishing license. The video could also instruct anglers about redds, what they are, where to find them, what they look like, and why to sta...
by Carol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Favorite bobbin
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Favorite bobbin

I need to get a couple of new bobbins. When I first started tying I got cheapo depot ones (except that they have a ceramic shaft). My hubby decided they were too tight for his liking and stretched them out. Now the thread just falls off the spool, and I've never been able to readjust them to where t...
by Carol
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dealing with spam help!
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Dealing with spam help!

The gist of it is that Google may junk email from sending servers that are not using DMARC. In order to implement DMARC, you also need to implement SPF (which you already have on sexyloops.com) and DKIM. It's kind of like needing more than one thing to get a SLP of the rod tip. :laugh: Somewhere I h...
by Carol
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dealing with spam help!
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Dealing with spam help!

Paul, in my former career I was an email administrator and dealt with email security. If you send to me an email that was marked as spam, as an attachment, I can take a look at the internet header and see what's going on. It can take a bit to analyze it, and I'm rusty, but I'll give it a good spin. ...
by Carol
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'
Replies: 33
Views: 4155

Re: Mel Kriegers 'long roll cast'

I can't remember what video it was, but Mel was teaching the 'normal' jump roll, and i observed that he dipped the rod in a shallow saucer shaped tip path. In fact, i know a lot of chaps that teach this, and they get good results. Now. :whistle: I think it's a "bonus feature" at the end of his Flyc...

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