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by Lasse Karlsson
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Larry I'm not sure you understood me  :) There's nothing new about DT's, they have been around about as long as speycasting. If it's all about full blown distance with no restrictions in backcast space etc. then a DT will also win over the WF in the hands of a capable caster. Sincve we very rare...
by Lasse Karlsson
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Larry

For unhindered all out distance, the DT goes further in the right hands. But there is a reason why WF ar more popular  ;)  I don't foresee a sudden boost in DT sales, it's not new  :)

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy

The XXD (Now replaced with the ED) had different headlengths, depending on linesize.

The ED in a 5 has a 68 feet 4 incehs head, when it replaced the xxd they made the rear taper 5 feet longer  :)

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy

Found the specs on the RIO, it has a 47 feet head  :)

http://www.kennebecriveroutfitters.com/nwsj_404.htm

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy The better distance casters are around 130-135 feet on their good casts now adays at sealevel, this from a 85-90 foot carry. It's a bit hard to measure, since we tend to let go, but most have a max carry just above 90 feet, and the best casts almost always comes from a more controlled and ...
by Lasse Karlsson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy

Nope  :) You would go for the right amount of overhang and try to shoot as much as possible.

What is short overhang for you?

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Vince, that's easier done in an overhead cast  :cool:

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

A long belly for a competition caster is usually something with a head length of 60+ feet and usually they have some funky tapers to them. They don't really need it, but it seems to be a market trend  :D Cheers Lasse Lasse, Isn't the funky taper solely for fly delivery? (energy dissipation and turn...
by Lasse Karlsson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Silver Creek wrote:So then we come to the money question. Are long belly WFs or DT lines more often used by competition casters?
Hi silver

The line is usually restricted in competitions, so the answer is the line in the competition is what the casters use  :)

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Silver It depends on the person you ask  :) Generally a DT is a DT. There's some funky tapers out there called DT's. But for the majority, it's a taper, a long level piece and then a taper. A WF is a taper, a level piece, then a taper and then a longer thinner level piece. Usually the head porti...
by Lasse Karlsson
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Silver I guess they used a XXD in the test because it is a popular line in competitions and that makes it easier to compare. And longbelly lines aren't made to eliminate overhang, just to get a longer working length of line in front of the overhang. And the three lines in the study by Ulrik and ...
by Lasse Karlsson
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy It's not that the rod slows down, it is simply that with overhang on a WF/Shootinghead/DT(last one really means alot of backing outside the tiptop, rarely seen) the loop starts to fall apart, it's not stable if it has to start far into the runningline and then move over to thicker flyline....
by Lasse Karlsson
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy

The flycast doesn't work that way  :)

http://vimeo.com/35066178

Cheers
Lasse
by Lasse Karlsson
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: WF or DT? - Which can you cast farther?
Replies: 49
Views: 15338

Hi Randy At 30 feet both the WF and the DT should weigh the same according to AFFTA standard. At 60 feet the DT will usually weigh more than the WF, and at full length the DT is alot heavier. Thing is, a good caster can carry almost all, if not all, of most DT lines and cast them as a shootinghead,...
by Lasse Karlsson
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 Handed
Topic: Rod Loading - Spring v Lever
Replies: 602
Views: 107503

Magnus wrote:
Aitor wrote:As graphically explained here the fly leg of a D/V loop in a spey cast doesn’t load the rod.
Anyone tried spey casting with a broomstick?
Hi Magnus

Only singlehanded, feels the same as overhead with a broomstick  :)
Light...

Cheers
Lasse