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Forum: The Fly Cast 05-26-2013, 03:07 PM
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Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Well, this is the exact opposite of what I thought. I thought a heavier line would give you more distance.

I figure some are going to chime in with differing opinions, but then again, I could...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-21-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Not over-thinking it?
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Gah! Who knew Mary Poppins flyfished? Thanks, Rock. I think you were saying to not overthink it.

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-19-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

"double nymph"? If I had a double nymph, I wouldn't be...yeah, seriously, I sometimes think I am expecting too much too soon.

Thanks,

John

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Forum: The Fly Cast 05-15-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

OK. Will give it a try. Let's see, that's...74 things to remember during a two second cast. Maybe it is rocket science, after all. Y'all didn't think I was counting, did you? :D

Thanks,

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

I'll certainly try this. I think I have a fairly good grasp of the mechanics, at least in theory. I'm still working on it.

Thanks,

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Thanks, Dan. I guess I could say I'm 100% over it now. Started out as pain in my left arm, which was kind of scary. Better Half browbeat me into an emergency room, turned out to be a pinched...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Thanks to all of you. I am getting some practice in now that the weather has improved, and will continue to do so. I actually have put some 6 wt. line on my 5 wt. rod and am trying that now. It...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

When it warms up some, I'll do that. Since I started this thread, I've had some problems with a pinched nerve in my neck, and haven't been able to practice. I think by the time warm weather gets...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-05-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Thanks. I think I'm going to try a heavier line. I've just put in too much practice with what I have, and really not seen a lot of improvement as of late.

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-06-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Thanks, Dan. Last night I couldn't have cast a 10 oz. sinker on a broomstick. The night before I was pretty well pleased. I know, I know-practice, practice...

Thanks to all

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Oh, I'm trying to increase my distance, but I feel like I've come a long way in less than 3 months. I am working on double hauling but that's coming slow. But in late July, I couldn't tie the fly...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Well, guys, I never expected so much response, but thanks to all who took the time.

I doubt I'll be fishing any streams, rather lakes for panfish and bass, and 40- 45 ft. seemed to me to be...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By jspriddy
acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

I been practicing for almost three months now, and have seen great improvement. I'm using 9 ft. rod with 5 wt. WF line, and casting fairly accurately at 35-40 feet. There's a bare spot in the grass...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-25-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
Re: fly line to leader loop

It's fairly easy to tie a perfection loop with just a little practice, anyway. Thanks,

John
Forum: Fly Lines 08-25-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
Re: fly line to leader loop

Ah. Now I see. Is there some advantage to this method over a "loop to loop" connection?

Thanks.

John
Forum: Fly Lines 08-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
Re: fly line to leader loop

I'm not sure I understand. Please explain.

Thanks,

John
Forum: Fly Lines 08-11-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
Forum: Fly Lines 08-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
Re: fly line to leader loop

Thanks. Does the perfection loop have any advantages over the surgeon's loop? I can tie either, but the surgeon's loop is easier.

John

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Forum: Fly Lines 08-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jspriddy
fly line to leader loop

In order to change leaders quickly, or frequently, is OK to use a loop to loop connection, with a perfection loop or surgeon's loop? Will loops affect casting?

Thanks for being patient with a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jspriddy
Re: New caster problems

Thanks, Silver...think I've probably already shortened it that much from wind knots. Should be called "greenhorn knots". Still practicing every night. Some casts are decent, some not so much.
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Forum: The Fly Cast 08-03-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jspriddy
Re: New caster problems

Thanks. Is that sort of a rule of thumb that the leader be approximately the same length as the rod?

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-02-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jspriddy
Re: New caster problems

Well, I only have one rod and one line, so I guess I'll use it until I get better and buy another. I'll try the grass leader, although the link said a 12' leader. Wouldn't that be too long for a 9'...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-28-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jspriddy
Re: New caster problems

I wondered about that. I will try as soon as possible.

Thanks,

John
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jspriddy
Re: New caster problems

You say the rod should point to about 10:30. Do you mean on a false cast or the actual cast?

Thanks,

John

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