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Forum: Fly Rods 04-10-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By easterncaster
Re: 5wt shootout defl chart: where is the One?

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/medium/YA_deflect.jpg

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Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By easterncaster
Re: speed vs power

This ^ , good stuff Jack!

Haul for line speed and tip control, not for bend. Yes, there is a haul to bring in slack or a long line pick up but that's not for line speed. For line speed we want the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,110
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Sage Rod Chart Old to New

Pardon this late to the party post:

VXPs are not Ultra high line speed rods - I own a couple - they are medium fast actioned rods, in a mid-price range (for Sage), and now replaced by the Accel...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Orvis H2 tip-and-mid Flex

For me, having a number AND a graphic would be useful. The number pertains to amount of bend and the graphic would show the kind of bend < it's profile < where a rod bends. This all supposing a pull...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-01-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Orvis H2 tip-and-mid Flex

Warning: The below post is heavy in declarations.

The line goes where the momentum is driven. Rod tips are too weak to lead - they are not designed to. The tip is simply the rod's last contact...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Orvis H2 tip-and-mid Flex

This post does not include charts, graphs and scientific related numbers.

I am of the opinion that H2 mid-flex rods are more progressive in action than the tip-flex, at least the 590. They have a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-30-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By easterncaster
Re: a burning question on everyone's mind

... and I, a 2007 Subaru wagon with 217k on it. Replaced original clutch at 200k. While dog is gone, rods live on and they fit in wagon a charm.


Knock on wood.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,214
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Correct Way to Pack a Rod in its Tube?

Coincidentally I taught just that, how to correctly store your often expensive, usually new at least to you, yet always exciting, 4 piece, space age material flexible lever in it's sock 'n tube, at a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 516
Posted By easterncaster
Re: myobangling87 needs help building leaders!

and as I understand it, ST used to stand for Single Taper (level); now though, it's Shooting Taper.

Oui?
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Practice casting on the snow. Is it a bad thing?

Go for it, especially if that's the hand Mother Nature dealt ya.

The line will need to be stretched more to ease out the coils and it may still retain them depending on the line's make-up.

You...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Loomis NRX

We've more than likely crossed paths.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By easterncaster
Re: A few minor questions from a novice

1. Can I place my split shot off the bottom of my nymph? Most rigs I have seen the split shot goes above it, but I was told to try this and wanted to ask for rigging advice first. Basically I was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By easterncaster
Re: New Rod: line opinions

Adjust stroke.

A video, as Silver commented, would tell the truth, most of it.

Sans video (or better yet, witness you cast in person), I'll bet you're Pushing this new fast(er) rod in an effort...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Loomis NRX

Therefore, he would most enjoy the original NRX-4.

A 3 wgt. on the Mainstem is the knife at a gun fight.
Strong fish, strong breezes.

My opinion of course.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Loomis NRX

Ha ! ... I just arrived back inside from a fruitful lesson out in our Spring sunshine.

1. The NRX-LP-5 is very different than the Original NRX-5.
a. The LP was not designed to throw long.
b....
Forum: Entomology 03-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By easterncaster
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By easterncaster
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-17-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Why does a good double haul tighten the casting loop?

It has to do with the bend of the rod. Any time we bend the rod we are now responsible for it's unbending.

Yes, the haul adds some bend to the rod as is evidenced by our releasing it too soon we...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,039
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Are We Over-Thinking/Over-Engineering?

A blast from the past; for sure from sweetandsalt's and mine:

OUTDOORS - Rods Are Becoming as Feathery Light as the Flies They Cast - NYTimes.com...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-02-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Shapes of cork handles

Hook keepers do not bother me in the least. Some times I use them, some times not.

Hook keepers are not the fly rod.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Shapes of cork handles

Yes, of course... I didn't even read (comprehend) what of your quote that I highlighted!

... :stretcher

whada' marooon.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Shapes of cork handles

And, please speak with the reel manufacturers - get them to radius/round off the reel foot stem so when wrapping the leader there are no sharp corners for the leader to rub on !!
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Thomas & Thomas 9' 6wt

You should send that in to Writers Almanac (http://writersalmanac.org/) or Selected Shorts (http://www.selectedshorts.org/).
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Shapes of cork handles

CAB,

Have you held a Burkheimer (http://cfbflyrods.com/rods/classic/classic-trout-rods/), one of their single hand trout rods? The cork profile feels wonderful.

Unfortunately (for me) they do...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,043
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Shapes of cork handles

Different strokes for different folks, I suppose... but the handle, aka Rod-to-Hand connection can be Substance and not just Style.

I like Sage's "Snub-nosed Half Wells" grip. I like how short it...
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