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Terms and Acronyms on the Board

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:05 am

Hi folks, a sticky thread for terms and acronyms used on the Board. If I’ve missed any please add below and if they make sense I’ll add them to this first post.

Firstly fly casting definitions as used on Sexyloops:

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THE WHOLE CAST

Stroke (or Overall Stroke): A coordinated series of movements which includes a Casting Stroke.
A Stroke starts when the rod hand first moves in the direction of the cast.

Casting Stroke: When the rod applies force to the line in order to form a loop.

Pause: Period between Casting Strokes.

THE CASTING STROKE

Casting Arc: Change of rod-angle during a Casting Stroke.

Casting Stroke Length: Distance the rod hand travels during a Casting Stroke.

Drag: Rod translation during the early part of a Casting Stroke
Drag establishes momentum in the direction of the cast with little or no rod rotation. (Not essential to all casting styles.)

Loop: A moving length of line delivered past the rod tip, formed when the rod tip curves the line under or over itself.

Static Loop: A length of line formed into a D under the rod tip.

ROD AND LINE POSITIONING

Drift: To position the rod between casting strokes.
Moving the rod to adjust Casting Arc, Stroke Length or Casting Plane. Drift applies little or no force on the line.

Slide: A form of drift where the rod is moved along the line towards the line hand.

Sweep: To position the line.
Sweeping or pulling the line into position.

Mend: A form of Sweep after the Casting Stroke.
A mend may be made, either while the line is in the air (aerial mend) when the caster moves line in the rod-leg of the loop, or later when the line has straightened or fallen.

Lift: An upward Sweep.
The primary purpose of Lift is to begin to clear line from the water prior to a further line positioning movement or Casting Stroke.

FAULTS

Creep: Unintentional movement of the rod in the direction of the next Casting Stroke.
Creep is a persistent casting fault where the rod is unintentionally moved so the Casting Arc and/or Casting Stroke Length of that cast are reduced.

From here:
https://www.sexyloops.com/flycasting/definitions2.shtml

How they came about and fit together:
https://www.sexyloops.com/flycasting/definitions2.shtml

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Acronyms in common usage:

BC Backcast
FC Forward Cast
FP Front Page (ie Sexyloops daily cast)
LSP Loop Straight Position
MAV Maximum Angular Velocity
MED Mastery Expert Distance flyline
MCL Minimum Chord Length (during casting stroke when rod tip is closest to rod butt)
MCF Maximum Counterflex (when rod tip is at its full deflection downwards after the casting stroke.
OSD Open Stance Distance
RSP RSP1 Rod Straight Position. When the rod tip has unloaded and is travelling quickest at the end of the Casting Stroke.
RSP0 When the rod is straight at the beginning of the Casting Stroke
RSP2 When the rod has recovered after returning Straight… ie RSP0->Casting Stroke->RSP1->MCF->RSP2
RSP3,4&5 rod problem
SA Scientific Anglers
SL Sexyloops
SLP Straight Line Path (of rod tip during Casting Stroke)
TLT Tecnica di Lancio Totale
WTF What’s This Fly?

Please post below ones I’ve missed.

Thanks,
Paul
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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:38 am

TL tailing loops
BS big spring or bull shit, both are the same anyway
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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:10 pm

BDB Bernds dangling bits
LBR Late butt rotation
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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:36 pm

I have a new one to propose. I think it is used commonly in other forums?

"tl:dr"

I think it is shorthand for "tedious lunatic: didn't read" ???
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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:39 pm

Gary, that one is in the dictionary 🤣
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Post by RSalar » Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:16 pm

DH -- double haul
BM -- bowel movement or bend matters (same thing)

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Post by RSalar » Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:23 pm

IRL -- ideal rigid lever speed
CCS -- common cents system
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