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Forum: The Fly Cast 06-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By vgb
Re: Lengthy, but potentially amusing casting lament...

It's a mixed bag. Where any horticulture has been carried out, it favours the right handler, especially on long established fisheries. Also, if you fish with a right hander, you spend all day...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-06-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By vgb
Re: Lengthy, but potentially amusing casting lament...

As a fellow lefty, I've been in the same place with a lot of sports, I write left handed and throw right handed, left handed server and right handed spiker in volleyball. I often cast right handed...
Forum: The Fly Cast 11-03-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By vgb
Re: Rod speed effect on casting stroke?

The video by Lasse encourages you to think about what you are seeing. Take a look at the CCS figures for the rod in the text below the video
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By vgb
Re: Fly Casting Italian Style

Absolutely no problem, the videos that are shown are a matter of style. They're more flamboyant than they need to be, others I have seen such as the Swiss one are far more economical with their...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-06-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By vgb
Re: Fly Casting Italian Style

The rods that they use are much stiffer than standard fly rods, so they tend to be energy efficient. There is of course an element of Italian showmanship in the demonstrations though, there is no...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-06-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By vgb
Re: Fly Casting Italian Style

There is a lot of misleading stuff about TLT on the net, people focus too much on the cast and the equipment and miss the point. The style was developed to solve drag problems in the fast clear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By vgb
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

All he has said is that is that we adjust the stroke to the line not the rod.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By vgb
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Sorry but I think that you have misunderstood the intent of the article. He doesn't mention loop shapes, Grunde only said:



Its worth delving into the video because there are as Lasse mentions...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By vgb
Re: Sling shot techniques?

If you have the book, it's worth taking a look at Borgers extended Bow and Arrow
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By vgb
Re: single haul

I put a single haul into my back cast, even at fairly short ranges on small streams, to pick up line speed quickly and minimise the number of false casts that I have to make. From my own...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By vgb
Re: CCS data chart ?

These give a fairly wide:

http://www.wetconcepts.com/CC_Data.htm

Sexyloops Rod Database (http://www.sexyloops.com/eric/database/rodtablesorted.php)

regards

Vince
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By vgb
Re: 2 Wt. line ?

I have seen my #2 supafine touch and matching line cast 83ft. However, I do have to do a tip repair today and am not sure if the 2 events are related :o
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,995
Posted By vgb
Re: Swing weight verse Dynamic weight

Can you prove that is correct :D
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-21-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By vgb
Re: Film: Presentation techniques for trout

Absolutely agree. I put myself in the slow improver category and getting the tempo right has resulted in the biggest step change in improvement for me. I need to practice enough to get it grooved...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,995
Posted By vgb
Re: Swing weight verse Dynamic weight

I noted the caution about direct links but if you google "grunde lovoll swing weight" you will find an excellent treatment of swing weight measurement and supporting article. Grunde Lovoll is a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By vgb
Re: Film: Presentation techniques for trout

Less scenic, and because my Norwegian isn't up to scratch :o:

iGhillie 7 - Fly Casting techniques for small Westcountry Rivers on Vimeo

regards

Vince
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-29-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By vgb
Re: Last rod of 2013

Beautiful, well done
Forum: Fly Lines 12-09-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By vgb
Re: Newbie DT question

Another expert view:

DT vs. WF - Which is really Better (http://www.sexyloops.com/articles/wfvsdt.shtml)
Forum: Fly Rods 12-09-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,764
Posted By vgb
Re: Glass...Performance or Nostalgia?

In my opinion, if you are having to overline a graphite rod to fish a small stream then you should be using glass as a lighter line is less likely to spook the fish. At close range, the slower...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-18-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By vgb
Re: Liquid Amber

Beautiful work again, well done
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-11-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By vgb
Re: Non-glossy thread epoxy

I've used spar varnish and then knocked off the gloss with T-Cut metallic restorer. Make sure you get the right one and use it lightly:

Halfords | T-Cut Metallic Colour Restorer 500ml...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-29-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,968
Posted By vgb
Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

I'm building an 8ft #2 superfine touch and I own a Steffen 6ft #2/3 and plan on keeping them both :D

The steffen is my go to rod in mid-summer when the foliage is heavy on the stream and I'm...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-28-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By vgb
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-11-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By vgb
Re: 10' 4wt Quickline

Thanks William, it sounds worth a look. Some of these nymphing rods are so tippy as to be uncomfortable to use.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-10-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By vgb
Pure Poetry

Nice one Petee :thumbsupu

Filling the Gap | Eat, Sleep, Fish (http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2013/10/filling-gap)
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