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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    I have studied Joan's cast on film, and in person. Sweet cast....
    Perfect posture and technique.
    Near no effort when applying power.
    Doesn't have to make a face, or gnash her teeth...
    I call it...
  2. Thread: taping ferrules

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    Re: taping ferrules

    I have never had to tape or wax.
    Just slow down....
    But keep checking them.....

    Jim
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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    Ranger has a point...
    If this your second season and you are still struggling with your cast, you need help.
    You are in Maine for gods sake...!
    There is at least one guy there who can coach you!!!...
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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    Mr. Shaw, good discovery.
    I require my students to get rid of the left hand. It will come in handy later, but at first it's a hazard more than a help.
    You can feel the rod better in the backcast....
  5. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Re: Truckee, CA.

    We got a paltry 6" of snow this last storm. Wow.....mostly the snow is going fast. Staying cool, so no flash melt.
    Really is pretty up here, but don't come up. We are all hunkered down. It's a ghost...
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    Re: Dying a Fly Line;

    Thanks Ard, for enlightening those who think line color is predetermined. I've been dying a few years (LONG TERM I hope.) and believe my stats went up after dying my lines.
    My short cut, that works...
  7. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Re: Truckee, CA.

    Andy....we need it!
    Just looked at GOES 17 Sat. and see you getting moisture, but we just get cold and unstable air. 1-3" of white expected.
    I'm on standby for plowing...
    You might get some...
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    Re: Pretty Gloomy even for an Angler;

    Had several trips go by the way....
    Expect few inquiries...
    Fishing isn't life or death until the stores run out of food....then, you will wish you had practiced more.
    I expected this for many...
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    Re: Bigger than expected

    Honestly, I have seen plenty of fish.
    You can post or not....it is your water.
    But just wanted you to know, bad people are good at what they do.
    I have met many who would remove every fish in the...
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    Re: Quarantine Survival

    Kev....I get the feeling we won't hook up this year either for perfect drift.
    Bloody virus!.....
    I may feast on a fish if society continues to collapse. ...
    Be safe out there...

    Jim
  11. Thread: Truckee, CA.

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    Re: Truckee, CA.

    Finally got some snow! About 3ft in town, and snow shoes are a good call to get around. Since ski resorts are closed....locals are going fishing
    instead. Skwala are about done with their emergence....
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    Re: Bigger than expected

    Just make sure you scrub the meta data from the photo before posting.
    I'm with Ard....we don't need fish photos really. Folks that know how to fish can find them without help.
    Those who can't fish...
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    Re: What are you paying for gasoline in your area?

    Here in Truckee.... $4.00 for unleader

    Jim
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    Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

    I did say please. A lot of beginners around, they need to hear......we don't lay a fish on the bank anymore.
    Treat them nice.

    Jim
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    Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

    PLEASE....no fish on the bank photos!!!!
    Should be a warning before you can post a fish like that......

    Jim
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    Re: Mayfly Numbers drop in Half

    We need the human population to drop in half.......but that's what a virus is for.
    There are actually people out the who would prefer fishing pellets.....anything to make fishing easier.

    Jim
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    Re: My Heater Buddy Substitute

    Be very careful guys......
    I once used my heat jr. to read a while before bed.
    Couldn't hardly stay awake....eyes heavier than ever before.....felt like weights hanging from them.
    The heater went...
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    Re: The Three Most Common Casting Mistakes

    I know it's not one of the 3 probs.....
    But someone mentioned false casting. How many of you go on three?
    Two false casts and then a boomer is what I see a lot.
    Your first two casts were fine,...
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    Re: The Three Most Common Casting Mistakes

    So Kev, now we work on our drift. Should be good after a short 14 years.....since the drift is 2x harder than the cast!!! HA!


    And no snap involved (ever) in the cast....it's an exponential...
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    Re: Ever seen this loop knot?

    I started using this knot years ago on streamers.... but I use it a lot when fishing nymphs. With practice you can make them very small...

    Jim
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    Re: Warm Boots When NOT Fishing?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7856/47022204022_bc0c327d48_k.jpg20190209_144543 by James Landis, on Flickr

    Jim
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    Re: Inconsistency of casting instruction

    iBookje, I do agree that a lot of fishers are not totally vertical in their rod position when casting. But not even close to 90%. are at 45 deg. A full side arm is actually fairly rare.
    In a...
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    Re: Inconsistency of casting instruction

    I teach the slip/reach cast when the student has mastered the first steps of a normal overhand cast.
    Personally I reach most the time to fish my water. I teach a no mend no drag drift, the key of...
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    Re: Inconsistency of casting instruction

    Ok then...sorry ibookje.....
    Don't think I am against an overhand cast either.
    I just want fishers to have more skill than that to approach the water.
    I loved Yvon Chouinard's quote. He stopped...
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    Re: Inconsistency of casting instruction

    Let me cut to the chase.....If I had someone call to book, and they said they had been casting 10 years at their club, and had never been fishing, I should be suddenly busy.
    Except that I like to...
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