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Forum: Fly Fishing Events, Fly Tying & Club Events 03-12-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By easterncaster
Catskill Fly Casting Rendezvous, May 3, 2014

All,

The Wild Trout Flyrodders (an IFFF club) will be holding our second casting rendezvous Saturday, May 3rd at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum & Center.

There will be demonstrations + classes...
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Cracking the whip

Another suggestion when working on timing during practice:

Do not use a yarn fly ...or any fly for that matter.

A leader with no fly to finish off the cast is far less forgiving of bad timing...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By easterncaster
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 12-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By easterncaster
Re: G.Loomis Pro 4X 5WT switch

- In general, the recommendation is for Head alone. The purpose of the Skagit head is to PULL the tip out of the water. The tip stays on/in the water and the caster doesn't much feel it's wgt.. Tips...
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-21-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By easterncaster
Re: How do you know if a line is too heavy for a rod?

busbus,

A 6 is what I learned on, on sunfish, as a kiddo wading a lake shore. I recommend it unless your son is not yet up to strength to wield it.

A 6 will easily throw a popper to panfish -...
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-21-2013, 08:32 AM
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Views: 930
Posted By easterncaster
Re: How do you know if a line is too heavy for a rod?

The rod is over lined when your usual ability to control the outcome of the cast is hampered, overridden by the line's affect on the rod.

Technically speaking, "The rod gets wonky" ;)

Look...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Casting long leaders -- tips

Hi Mike,

Mechanics (what we as casters do) and the Gear (the stuff we buy... ) are parts that build a whole. The percentages of responsibility each has can be adjusted to compensate whether for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Casting long leaders -- tips

Hi T -

A way to cast long leaders? Give this a try:

Don't get caught up in the fast pointy loop lane. While the aforementioned loop profile has distinct purposes, casting long stealthy leaders...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By easterncaster
Re: S.A. Textured line

Another textured line: Orvis' "Hydros 3D"
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,573
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

... thanks!

ps - the NRX 490 (or however GLoomis numbers it) is a fabulous rod.
In taste tests, helping students and friends spend their money, the 490 has proven to
be the winner.

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,573
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

at last count there were about thirteen... 5wts.
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