Piled Anchors

 

Those who follow my videos already know that I am very fond of bead chains. They provide an easy way of making interesting experiments and you can learn a lot by playing with them.

The experiment below is one of my favorites. It is about the implications of a piled anchor on a spey cast. The corollary? Two things: Continue reading

Schematic Approach

 

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At the moment I am preparing a mentoring session for two anglers that are getting ready for two different casting certification tests. Writing is the best way I know of putting my ideas in order, so I have started this succinct list. A work in progress, probably. Comments are welcome. Continue reading

Something For The Technical Minds

 

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My fly casting library

 

Some fly casting manuals to reread during the off-season. I have got a couple more in digital format.

All of them have, at least, one interesting insight to absorb; a few of them have a lot to distill from. Some are good for you to check your knowledge of fly casting mechanics by filtering the wrong concepts.

Always enjoyable to read them again.

 

Loop Control Paradox (divertimento for curious casters)

Loop width control is a recurrent topic in casting instruction. Several aspects govern loop width, but “matching casting arc to rod bend” is what instructors use the most; so “if your loops are too wide narrow your casting arc” is the usual fix we offer. Continue reading

Anchor Loading the Rod?

 

 

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A fishing roll cast: look at the lack of tension in the fly leg of the D-loop

I was trying hard to follow exactly what I had been reading on all those books. The roll cast was an easy one —authors said— in fact easier than an overhead cast because you get rid of the backcast part. However, when practicing it my results were awful, to say the least. Continue reading

Quiénes somos? Hacia dónde vamos? Habrá cambio de 100 euros?

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Tres amigos, tres enfoques distintos, y complementarios, del lanzado

No cabe duda de que no hay necesidad de entender los mecanismos de las cosas para que éstas sigan su curso. Todos somos capaces de conducir un coche con relativa habilidad, sin necesidad de tener idea de cómo funciona su motor. Continue reading