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by ennio
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 Handed
Topic: Rod Loading - Spring v Lever
Replies: 602
Views: 65118

Yep, well, I think I can have a go at answering Springers original question... Similarly, there is a point where the rod is so long that although we have all the benefits of it as a third class lever, we are completely unable to compensate for the consequent convexity of the tip path at any load or...
by ennio
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NEW BOARD
Replies: 31
Views: 8377

by ennio
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Recoils or not Recoils?
Replies: 117
Views: 11479

When referring to Recoils, are we condemning all of the designs? http://www.rec.com/html/recoilguidesfly.html Snakes / Single Foot  / Stripping Guides I've had a couple of Scott S4 rods with Recoil snakes and have never had an issue with them wearing-out; I practice quite a lot (often on tarmac) bu...
by ennio
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Principles - how many
Replies: 116
Views: 11527

Here is a very special technique I use for really huge distance on the Switch/ Jump roll cast: 1. Position your feet squared to the target (some distance between your feet) 2. Move the rod backwards while leaning over on your line hand sided foot. Rod tilted to the side in order to achieve high ten...
by ennio
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Sage ONE 586
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Klaus, I haven't fished the ONE 586-4 but have cast with it, on grass, for an hour or so. I used my own reels/lines and was most impressed with its willingness to handle whatever #5 or #6 line I put on it. At the heavy end of the scale it liked the 13.6g Barrio SLX ... It didn't strike me as a smal...
by ennio
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Principles - how many
Replies: 116
Views: 11527

Bernd's reference to his and Aitor's video http://vimeo.com/10140572 has me thinking about rod planes in the "backcast" (or Lift/Sweep/Anchor formation) and forward cast. My inexperienced Dynamic Roll/Switch cast has the rod canted away from my body so that my forward cast loop is canted away from ...
by ennio
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Principles - how many
Replies: 116
Views: 11527

Apart from the basic principles which apply to any casting stroke I would add: 1.- An anchor as short as possible (just long enough to prevent it slipping backwards). 2.- A rod leg of the D loop as long as possible (but not so long that the anchor fails, or lifts from the water before finishing the...
by ennio
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Freestone rods - Anybody tried them?
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Thanks for the info guys. Blackwater: Do you remember what was being said about the rods? Ennio: How would you describe the action? /Thomas Hi Thomas, I remember the NZ forum because I checked this out before buying my rod: hope it's OK to link to another forum here http://www.flyshop.co.nz/cgi-bin...
by ennio
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Freestone rods - Anybody tried them?
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Thomas, I have a Freestone 8'6" #5. I received it May 2012 and used it for all of my UK trout fishing to the end of the season (Oct 2012). It is a beautifully designed and built rod: a graphite rod finished like the highest quality hand built cane. It has all sorts of neat touches, like the section...
by ennio
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: What is the purpose of nano spheres & nano tubes?
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

... no one buys the same rod again, and sales drop quickly after initial product launch. This means that rod ranges have to be reinvented every three to five years to maintain sales. How do you keep reinventing rods? Technological advances. And when there aren't any marketing invents some. Paul, pe...
by ennio
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: scotch mist
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Hope where Dale is now is like Waikaia
by ennio
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scottish Sexyloops Gathering 2013 - You should be there
Replies: 60
Views: 9315

I could be up for that James. I have driven-up the last two years but it takes me a day each way, so this time I'm thinking that flying might be best. Haven't booked anything yet.

Andrew
by ennio
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: how do you lace and knot your boots?
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Anyone got a SBS?
by ennio
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots
Replies: 31
Views: 6389

rrw35 wrote:far better than laces that seem to always come loose.

I feel a thread on "how do you lace and knot your boots" is needed. Manshit maybe? :p
by ennio
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Wading boots
Replies: 31
Views: 6389

Again Riversheds: I think you could push 300 days from a pair. I'm heavier than you and got around 200 days from my first pair until the tread started to disappear; uppers are still good enough. They still work with a new set hardbite cleats.