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Forum: Flies 01-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 835
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

For me, simply put:

Presentation
Size
Profile

I think about all three. Size vs Profile is an on going conversation. Presentation is the best I can do given the situation. Presentation is why...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

Interlude continues...

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/RB_nose.jpg
Forum: Flies 01-22-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 835
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Was Bob Wyatt's book, "What Trout Want" mentioned? ... apologies if so.

It is a very good read.
YMMV


What Trout Want: A Beautiful Fiction | MidCurrent...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

The Betting Window will close later today.

The below interview was made possible using my NS-5 proto:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/2_brown.jpg
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Here, a simple comparison of rod butt diameters:

Green rod on left is a Sage VPX 990.

Gray rod is a competition rod, "Angler's Fly Distance" rod designed to throw a 310 grain, 31' high...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

No other bets?

Don't make me post another fish picture...

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Fine, then here 'ya go, another trout...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

While we wait for the others to play:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/507/NRX-LP_BT.jpg
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

Well done saflyfish - you sir are a serious shopper. Now get to work !! :D


Are we taking bets here on the forum as to which one, err... I mean rod he decides on?
Forum: Fly Lines 01-20-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Missleading Fly Line Names - Ignor Them

Sci Angler's Steelhead Taper has a related profile to their MED - long rear taper for mending and a more traditional length front taper. Head is shorter but not by all that much.

Rio's version is...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Al's book is not about competition or competition casting. It is about sound, well thought out and studied casting methods. In the 1990s, he and Gary Moran studied + filmed a great group of elite...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

One of the best books that incorporates much of what you are curious about, as well as some fault fixes is:

"Guide To Better Fly Casting" by Al Kyte (via Orvis).

Amazon.com: The Orvis Guide...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

A farmer works from sun to sun but a caster's work is never done.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Interesting, I did not know that ^.

I was at Stream of Dreams today wiggling* graphite. The NSII5 feels and looks spectacular, spectacular!
Though I gotta' say it feels mucho different (read:...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Visit a rod manufacturer's booth? Gladly! :D
Funny you mention John, just this morning I was rereading some of his book copy. Lot's of thoughtful stuff in it! John has been a good pal - one of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Here you go!

ACA 5wt Event Rules (http://www.americancastingassoc.org/rules_regulations/rules_regs_2009/5wt_special_event_rules.html)
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

True. We build up blanks that have an aggressive taper, walls that are thin and large diameter. Super light, lending themselves to be moved through a fast casting stroke. They are not designed to...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Pond practice

You sir are not mistaken - you are correct ;)
"From Toe to Target"
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Tipping a Casting Instructor

Eric aka cletus,

My .02 as an insured, licensed guide and IFFF-MCI instructor:

My rate is my rate, hourly. Any gratuity above and beyond my rate is appreciated but never expected, nor hinted...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Ha! You didn't realize because I am a newbie to the board.

My favorite little two-handers for my Catskill waters:
- Z-axis 6110, a Beaver kill streamer machine.
- NRX 12ft #6, a Main stem...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Wow, I just deleted my own post in reply to your question why use a 7/8 outfit.
let me see if I can pull it back... sigh

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Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

Hey Jim - good stuff.

But I do not understand what I quoted in bold... ?

Craig
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,998
Posted By easterncaster
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

Oh yes rarified, as in can not figure out how to post a picture on this forum - even after reading the How-to section.

... sigh.

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Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/CB_awards1.jpg

Left: me
Center: Henry Mittel
Right: Steve Rajeff

Granted the camera angle is not centered.
I am not quite 5'10 3/4".
Steve...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,998
Posted By easterncaster
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

Rotation IMHO should be throughout the stroke, feathered.

Often we hear "late rotation" - from a teaching concept it's to get a caster to finish the cast while still rotating. The fastest part of...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-18-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,036
Posted By easterncaster
Re: Physical Capabilities and Rod Selection

It all has the potential to help... as well as hinder. Howz' dat for an answer?
Find a way to get it done with what you have.

Tim Rajeff has many cool thoughtful things to say and demonstrate...
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