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by Graeme_Hird
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Common Cents for Sexyloopers - More than you want to know.
Replies: 33
Views: 10557

Thanks. Can't you just try Google and look up Common Cents System? Hi Bill, I did that when I first heard of the system earlier this year (and again just now). I really like the concept of the system: you are on a winner. However, I'm trained as a scientist and work in a role where I need to simpli...
by Graeme_Hird
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Common Cents for Sexyloopers - More than you want to know.
Replies: 33
Views: 10557

Sorry Magnus. My mistake: I was reading the article here on Sexyloops, not an American web site. Most Sexyloopers are not based in the US and since Bill posted it on a non-American website for Sexyloopers, I thought that meant it was published outside America. I'll leave it off and not bother chasi...
by Graeme_Hird
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Common Cents for Sexyloopers - More than you want to know.
Replies: 33
Views: 10557

That's great Magnus. Thanks. However, I'm not the person trying to get a good system accepted around the world. Why make it harder for 96% of the world's population than it needs to be? Just use an accepted standard weighing system and apply a formula with the constant of 2.5 built into it. Especia...
by Graeme_Hird
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Common Cents for Sexyloopers - More than you want to know.
Replies: 33
Views: 10557

Grams (or any other form of weight) has been available for years. Assuming you can multiply and divide by 2.5 it's been right there since the first articles. From this web site: Some weigh 2.67g, some weigh3.11g and the most recent ones weigh 2.5g. The conversion factor may well have been in the fi...
by Graeme_Hird
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Common Cents for Sexyloopers - More than you want to know.
Replies: 33
Views: 10557

I like the concept, but I'm not going to go and find a bunch of US cents from a certain range of dates. US cents aren't all that common outside the US.

How about using grams? They are the same in every part of the world, and they don't change their mass at the whim of the US Govt.

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Knut Syrstad Auction
Topic: Tibor Everglades - Gold - unused
Replies: 9
Views: 3260

I'll give you €280

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Insult to Injury... dog feather extensions
Replies: 16
Views: 13814

That's a great "Dog Fly" Eric. Very realistic.

:)

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What Your favourite fly line - Your opinion on what fly line to use
Replies: 48
Views: 7971

I fish saltwater and esturary on 5wt, 7wt and 9wt lines (soon to get an 11wt system for the local bruiser samson fish). In those weights, I have floating, sink tips and full sinking lines. The rods are 5, 7 and 9wt TFO BVKs plus a 10wt Penn IM6 rod. A TFO BW LD is on the way and I'm making a 7'6" ~...
by Graeme_Hird
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Rod Database
Replies: 69
Views: 38871

Has anyone noticed how uncommon US cents are outside the USA? I'm so glad you've converted it to grams, making the system globally standardised (as it was purported to be in the first place, but obviously wasn't …)

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Stories about my Life
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

petevicar wrote:Sorry I opened the web site and then saw something about Christ and then decided I am out of here.
I read Bill's opening post and decided not to visit the site. Surely you read his warning too?

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Campfire ash
Replies: 20
Views: 4790

They used to use it to make soap (by mixing with animal fat).

Got much animal fat lying around? You could go into the "organic" soap business.  :)

Cheers,
Graeme
by Graeme_Hird
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: TFO's BVK 10 weight - Taste test
Replies: 7
Views: 3802

So, reading the above, BVK's are not durable in fighting fish? I think it's a case of sample bias. These are good quality carbon blanks at a low price point. The low price point attracts beginner fly fishermen (like me), many of whom may not know that high-sticking a carbon rod is a bad thing. I th...
by Graeme_Hird
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: TFO's BVK 10 weight - Taste test
Replies: 7
Views: 3802

thefly wrote:Isn't the BVK a 7 piece ?

Only after it tackles a fish or two ...  ;)



(Just joking. I've got three BVKs: a 5, a 7 and a 9 weight. Love 'em!)
by Graeme_Hird
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: fish finders - for finding features
Replies: 15
Views: 3575

Unless you have your own boat that you can permanently mount the transducer on, you should get one that is designed to be portable. Transducer mounting issues can really screw up how well the thing works! I disagree to a certain degree. With a little ingenuity, you can make nearly any sounder a "po...
by Graeme_Hird
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: fish finders - for finding features
Replies: 15
Views: 3575

I've got a higher end one on my kayak: the Humminbird 798cxi SI. It's a side imaging system, and if you're looking for structures, it's hard to beat. Looking 45-50m either side of the vessel and picking up the slightest drop-off or step, any submerged trees, rocks, etc is a breeze. It also has the ...