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by Will
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

Re: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

Hi Graeme Apols. I wasn’t clear on my question. I wasn’t talking about rod rotation at all. You said in post 20 “ It can't transfer its energy as efficiently into A so the line in the rod leg (labelled "Running line" above) gets tighter and rotation is slowed a little.” (My bold). I assumed you were...
by Will
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

Re: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

Cheers Graeme, very useful diagrams. I’d like some clarification on the difference between “rotational speed” and the speed imparted to the fly leg by the casting stroke, and its impact on the loop. Presumably if rotational speed slows below the speed of the fly leg, you get a disturbance in the loo...
by Will
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

Re: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

Cheers Graeme, think I’m getting there. So, a specific taper appears to have two impacts on the cast: 1) it impacts the speed of the fly leg in flight BEFORE it reaches the loop face: thinner line behind thicker line speeds up, and vice-versa. This is the effect Bruce was trying to manage in the MED...
by Will
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

Re: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

Still confused. 🤔 We seem to be saying that we can design a fly line to delay turnover (or slow turnover - there seems to be a distinction there that I don’t understand) by either making the tip thinner.... or thicker... I understand Graham’s ball video. I also understand what Graham’s driving at on...
by Will
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

Re: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

Yep, I was/am(?) in the mass:surface area ratio camp. But Bruce’s comments have thrown me! 😬
by Will
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

The point of tapers in fly lines and leaders

OK, so I thought I had this sorted, but recent posts in other threads have me confused. I’d always thought there were two main ways of looking at things taper-wise: Roll casts/Speys: where thick line pulls lighter line off the water surface, so Spey oriented lines have back-weighted heads and long f...
by Will
Thu May 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Campfire Chair
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Campfire Chair

Most carp brands do them Paul.

https://www.foxint.com/home/products/be ... and-chairs

Cheers

Will
by Will
Wed May 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Functional roll casts
Replies: 44
Views: 3665

Functional roll casts

Hey Jarmo I really struggled with this! Next time you are out, try to notice how far back the rod is going on the set up, and be really picky about it. IMHO it needs to be back at least 45 degrees, and this is further back than you think it is! If it’s only 30 deg you aren’t getting a good d-loop no...
by Will
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Old battered reels required!
Replies: 33
Views: 2588

Old battered reels required!

Not cheap but a really interesting design; quite a few salmon fishing friends of mine swear by these.
by Will
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 1/2WT heavier lines
Replies: 230
Views: 9210

1/2WT heavier lines

That’s interesting Walter. Do they allow you to use lines with different coloured heads vs running line? That’s effectively a marked line IMO.

(I mark nearly all my lines at the tip for weight, and lots are marked at 30ft, and various other distances, both for teaching and fishing).

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