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    01-14-2018, 05:20 AM
    It’s impossible to judge a rod from a wiggle in the shop or read a description from a website. The most crucial thing being what you like is what...
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    01-10-2018, 05:56 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread Rio Gold for my Scott G2? in Fly Rods
    Just use what makes your rod cast well
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    01-09-2018, 05:29 PM
    Try casting a Douglas Upstream 8.8ft #4. Wonderful casting rod. Medium action that’s great for dry flies.
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    01-07-2018, 10:21 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread New saltwater rod in Fly Rods
    Saltwater fly rod design seems to me like a ton of contradictions. Lots of wind yet soft enough to gently drop a fly in front of a permit, yet strong...
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    01-03-2018, 04:20 PM
    The erratic 'music' also makes the video very nervous to watch :) The high speed stroke is needed to get the long leader to turn over. I don't see...
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    01-03-2018, 03:55 PM
    The post of Hirdy hits the spot here. You need to be able to cast shorter distances (up to about 40ft) with ease and with good loop control. If...
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    01-03-2018, 03:35 PM
    I'm a FFF instructor since 1994. It's not easy to see what you're doing wrong (not much) by looking at a few random pictures. The wrist is often...
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    01-03-2018, 12:30 PM
    ibookje replied to a thread Stickman T8 Amber - 9'/#8 in Fly Rods
    Anyone who enjoys casting different rods, lines, materials used for the rod and casting techniques will want to improve their knowledge and...
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    01-03-2018, 06:39 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread Stickman T8 Amber - 9'/#8 in Fly Rods
    Simple physics: F = m x a Force = mass x acceleration So stress in the rod does increase if mass and/or acceleration increases. Yes I also...
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    01-03-2018, 03:57 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread Stickman T8 Amber - 9'/#8 in Fly Rods
    There are no rules on 'does the rod & line feel good to you?'. However it would be a strange situation if there isn't some sort of standardisation...
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    12-26-2017, 09:44 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread Orvis Helios 3 in Fly Rods
    It depends on what one calls casting ‘better’? Casting (a bit) further using a faster/stiffer rod that store more energy than a softer rod is what...
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    12-25-2017, 06:51 AM
    ibookje replied to a thread Orvis Helios 3 in Fly Rods
    The industry has a habit to tell people that their (expensive) rod or line will help you make better casts. That's right but for only 10-15% of the...
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