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by Carol
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

I asked Mac about the Abel Arm:

Question: Was this Abel reel (pic attached) meant to accomplish something similar?
Answer: I don't think so because the reel seat is in the same position. What it does is would help to balance heavier rods.
by Carol
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

Thanks, Gordy. That makes sense.
by Carol
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

First. Merlin, I really appreciate the education. It's making more sense the more I read and [think I] understand it. The free-free beam produces a different type of oscillation than the closed-free beam. We can control, to an extent, which type of beam we are working with by location and tightness ...
by Carol
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Re: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

As usual, I first needed to learn what is a butt node. I found a rudimentary definition of nodes for the non-rod builder. With that rudimentary understanding, I can begin to make sense (sort of) of the balance point discussion. But, I believe you are correct that Mac is talking about vibration dampe...
by Carol
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Where on the cork do you grip the rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Where on the cork do you grip the rod?

I met Mac Brown at the Denver Fly Fishing show in January and he worked with me a bit. He (and independently my mentor) suggested I try holding the grip a little differently with the fatty part of the palm -- hypothenar eminence (looked it up) -- just below the cork on the reel seat. I can't recall ...
by Carol
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

Never mind about "predominant." It's pretty self-explanatory, but I still can't picture the layout and what you're doing.
by Carol
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: New Student / Casting “tune-up”
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: New Student / Casting “tune-up”

I once played a good game with a lad on a football field, I laid out targets in each corner of one half of the marked out pitch and also placed targets in between at half way points. With a predominant wind coming in I asked him where would be the best place to stand within this half pitch to give ...
by Carol
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tenis Elbow
Replies: 64
Views: 18224

Re: Tenis Elbow

Doc Ling wrote to me: Usual treatment for TE is corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy Havent heard of cold laser treatment but guess any treatment modality will work sometime. Best for fly fishing casting is to condition and strengthen forearm and utilise power from feet, core and shoulder com...
by Carol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting to music (with lumilines)
Replies: 27
Views: 4032

Re: Casting to music (with lumilines)

I just listen to the voices in my head. :whistle: :p
by Carol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Laser Drill for Tracking
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Laser Drill for Tracking

The key to that stroke is not the shoulder movement but the position of the elbow at the start of the forward cast. The shoulder braces the stroke and can do so by not rotating, or moving downward. The first, and primary movement on the rotational forward stroke is to move the elbow inward so that ...

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