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Forum: The Fly Cast 05-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
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: 1,036
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: 448
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: 315
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: 1,643
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: 858
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: 1,643
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: 858
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: 415
Posted By vgb
Re: Last rod of 2013

Beautiful, well done
Forum: Fly Lines 12-09-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
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: 2,687
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: 518
Posted By vgb
Re: Liquid Amber

Beautiful work again, well done
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-11-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
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: 2,182
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: 389
Posted By vgb
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-11-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
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: 203
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)
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-10-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By vgb
Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

I have 7'9" #3 rain forest where the big loop noticeably slowed down the tip recovery.

regards

Vince
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-03-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By vgb
Re: heavy wt. injuries

Well worth reading:

http://fishfliesandwater.com/casting-mending/a-healthier-cast-a-basic-intro/

http://www.working-well.org/articles/pdf/Fishing.pdf


regards

Vince
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-30-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By vgb
Re: 10' 4wt Quickline

Lovely build.:thumbsupu

I have seen a few Quicklines but have not heard anything on their fishing characteristics. I have a Mk1 streamflex that I use for long line nymphing in the winter and was...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-30-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By vgb
Re: 2 weight lines?

I use an Orvis Superfine for dry fly work and find it very good to use with both steffan glass and softer graphites

regards

Vince
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-23-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By vgb
Re: IM6 vs UHM12 blanks

Hi fellas

My first post across the pond. This is a good articles about fibres and modulus:

Fishing Rod Blank manufacture (http://www.harrisonrods.co.uk/production.htm)

regards

Vince
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