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by Will
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Old battered reels required!
Replies: 33
Views: 3131

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: 10714

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).
by Will
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Casting Variables
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Casting Variables

Thanks for that excellent reply Lasse. Really useful!

I think your point about how what feels like big changes in input can have only small changes in effect, is an important one in both teaching terms, and in how we relate theory and physics to experience.

Cheers!

W.
by Will
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Casting Variables
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Casting Variables

That’s a really good question! I could be just polishing (turd or otherwise :D ), but I have a vague sense that a wavy rod leg may be sub-optimal in terms of shooting line? If counterflex isn’t a problem, why do rod designers put so much effort into damping/recovery?

Interesting stuff!
by Will
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Casting Variables
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Casting Variables

I’m not seeing an issue there, Well, I think it is an issue in terms of variable inputs. Many of us do change the input to account for rod action. I’m betting that Lasse does too. The learning from Lasse’s video is that we don’t necessarily change the input to maintain a tip path/fly leg shape. The...
by Will
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Casting Variables
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Casting Variables

I think Lasse’s videos above are among my favourite casting videos ever. The thing which amazed us all when Lasse made the videos (well me anyway) is the near identical tip paths under power, and subsequent near-identical fly legs of the loops. None of us would have predicted that pre-these videos. ...
by Will
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Movement, Proprioception, Sensorimotor Memory and Learning
Replies: 21
Views: 6035

Movement, Proprioception, Sensorimotor Memory and Learning

Totally and utterly spot on Mark.

...apart from the cucumber...

...obviously.
by Will
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Movement, Proprioception, Sensorimotor Memory and Learning
Replies: 21
Views: 6035

Movement, Proprioception, Sensorimotor Memory and Learning

Hi All One of the best books I’ve read on coaching is The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Tim Gallwey. This is where I think Borg got his “watch the lines on the ball” from. This book has had a massive influence on sports coaching generally, and is the source of many of the examples given above. He also ...
by Will
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: ovipositing
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

ovipositing

Fantastic!
by Will
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Knot 2 kinky
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Knot 2 kinky

Here you go.

The size three staylok is a chunky link. I do use the next size down but it does get bent around on bigger fish so I switched to the beefier one. I like stayloks as they don’t accidentally open when getting chewed!

20kg tippet rings. Also an image of a whipped/epoxied connection.

W.

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