Tailing Loops and the 180º Rule

Of all the issues traditionally listed as causes of tailing loops that one above is astonishing. And even more astonishing taking into account that you can simply rig your rod and try its validity for yourself.

Clue:

A tailing loop is a transverse wave traveling along the fly line, generated by a sudden down-up motion of the rod tip during the casting stroke.

Edit:

Copy&Paste from Tim’s comment:

But Aitor I would have to argue that in that video you are not breaking the 180 rule as you are allowing the line to fall enough to then afford an upward trajectory…

This is a screenshot from the video above showing the position of the line just after the start of the forward cast:

The forward casting stroke has just started

For more insights into tailing loops:

https://onemorelastcast.net/tag/tailing-loop/



2 comments on “Tailing Loops and the 180º Rule

  1. paracaddis says:

    But Aitor I would have to argue that in that video you are not breaking the 180 rule as you are allowing the line to fall enough to then afford an upward trajectory, 180 degrees to the position of the line . ?

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    • Aitor says:

      I wait for the loop to unroll not for the line to fall. I can’t attach a picture here but go frame by frame and see how the forward stroke starts with the line at a 45º angle from the ground.

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