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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 449
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Snakes!

Nah, not getting fired up on this one. I used up all my energy on the last snake thread :).

Regardless -- they're going to be there whether you like it or not, and if you have some...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-23-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By turbineblade
Re: I suck!

There's actually nothing wrong with breaking your wrist if your loops look tight and you can use it effectively. Gary Borger even mentions it -- for a good example of a "wristy" caster check out Ian...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By turbineblade
TFO rod actions means....??

Hi -- I own several TFO rods and like them, but unlike some of the other companies (e.g. Ross) I cannot make sense of the expected rod actions based upon their "presentation" and "lifting power"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,718
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

I'm married to a woman who is attractive, and who also bow hunts, fly fishes, and was willing to clean a snakehead in our bathtub when we still lived in an apartment. I'm quite happy living my own...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why does a good double haul tighten the casting loop?

Okay, gotcha. 80' is a long cast - so you're really just talking about minor tweaks to prevent the occasional tailing loop.

Disregard -- I get the same thing on occasion on longer casts at that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,718
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

You know, nothing anyone says before the word "but" really counts.

Carry on with the overtly sexual comments. :rolleyes: That'll get more women interested in attending club castings and fly...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why does a good double haul tighten the casting loop?

My opinion from a lot of personal experience is that if you're not quite getting the timing of the double haul, you probably should forget about it for now and really focus on your basic cast until...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,718
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

Kuddos to all who posted comments related only to her abilities as a fly angler and teacher. I don't know her, but I'm sure that's how she would prefer to be recognized. :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

That's fine -- and it's definitely fun to play around with and think about. I just think that we absolutely do adjust our stroke slightly to compensate for how a rod loads and unloads if we care...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Okay, so said slightly differently, everyone uses the same stroke and therefore throws a larger loop every time with a slower rod and a narrower loop with a faster rod? Casters don't make...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 8 weight for pike...what line?

One with the front taper cut off and thrown in the trash.
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

I cast very much like Cap. Chris Myers and am a fan of his videos. If you find that you prefer the side-elbow style, he has some really great information for you.

Since the OP is still fairly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,104
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders: Are they right for me?

1. No, they suck.

2. Yes, they transmit energy better and last longer.

Pick one and defend it until you're blue in the face. :)
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

I don't know - he's probably coined a lot of things, many of them totally wrong (like his suggesting that tailing loops are caused by raising and lowering the elbow during the cast). That one is so...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-02-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

The lag is called "slip" by many people. It works for Lefty's style, but may or may not work for your style.

Lefty starts his books (and talks) with stuff about how you should not necessarily...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

A couple of other things probably worthy of mention that are tangent to the origial question

A knife is a useful accessory for a kayak fisherman. Anchoring in current is foolish, but bring the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-17-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Not to worry! When you use the vertical casting style off the front of the boat the fish will probably see your damn fly line way up in the air and bolt before anything is transmitted to the lateral...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Maybe another unspoken "pro" of a vertical cast is the ability to salute the fish while simultaneously knocking your guide from the poling platform ;). This might be preferable to nausea though --...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Since there's 6" of snow on the ground and this is DC, I took the time to read the link against my better judgement. :)

Though I generally agree with the "pros and cons", I get the impression...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

I have a really hard time seeing this in my mind, though I'm not arguing that it can't be done. How do you pull the butt of the rod down into a hard stop with the line just inches above the water?? ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

No, not really -- but you kind of get used to it. :)

My wife and I own 2 advanced elements inflatable yaks that we've used quite a bit. How much do we like kayak fly fishing? Well, we just...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

I appreciate your posting this, and all of the other information you always contribute -- let's get this out first since it's 100% truth :). I should not have mentioned the response rate as I have...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-16-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Again -- I'm surrounded by East Coast SW fly fisherman who cast from the front of all kinds of "skiff" boats to redfish, stripers, etc. and I've literally not seen a single one casting with their...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-16-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Meh - a 51% "usable" survey study mailed in by fly casters? Which surveys did they delete from the pool? Ones where the fly caster was too drunk to write legibly? Most of the "high level" fly...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-15-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

Sure -- it's less accurate and less mechanically efficient (to me).

I still use it 99% of the time. There's another thread talking about this somewhere......

In general, western trout...
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