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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    That's the one I wanted to post but couldn't find a way.

    From the US forum;
    For the record, Maxine and I actually used çustomized LTS Flyfishing Ephemera trout rods for accuracy this time.

    And the entire U.S. team used a combination of G.Loomis, LTS, Echo and Orvis rods to train and compete in the distance and Spey games.

    The U.S. Team members wish to thank all of our generous sponsors!
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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    I think the distance seems incorrectly reported. According to her coach 123ft for SH #5wt, 189ft for DH.

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Maxine is a casting phenomenon, no question. Would be interesting to know more about her training and practice regimes.

    Above all though, the really interesting question is what makes her casting so efficient. What does she do and not do to get such much bang for her casting force buck?

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Quote Originally Posted by geenomad View Post
    Maxine is a casting phenomenon, no question. Would be interesting to know more about her training and practice regimes.

    Above all though, the really interesting question is what makes her casting so efficient. What does she do and not do to get such much bang for her casting force buck?

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    Mark
    Her tracking is perfect.
    And the 2016 Nobel prize for physics goes to J.R. Hartley, who'd have thought a fly fisherman could re-write so many accepted laws Hidden Content

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Quote Originally Posted by James9118 View Post
    Her tracking is perfect.
    Off to a good start there. Both planes I assume. Straight Lines Rule, ok.

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Does she fish or just cast (beautifully)?

    It would be interesting to see if all that technical casting ability also amounted to catching ability.
    "Fish Rise. The rings spread. When I catch them, they make a splashing crown of water. For one instant, everything stops."

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    “If you don’t know where the fish lie but can cast well enough to cover all the water with finesse, you are likely to solve the mystery and catch fish. If you know where they lie but can neither reach them or present the fly naturally, you are not even in the game”
    Joan Wulff

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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Just mentioning the extraordinary Joan Wullf....in case nobody had heard of her and Lee...when I saw somebody had already quoted her


    Joan Wulff - Wikipedia
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    Default Re: The Mozart of Fly Casting

    Quote Originally Posted by geenomad View Post
    Maxine is a casting phenomenon, no question. Would be interesting to know more about her training and practice regimes.

    Above all though, the really interesting question is what makes her casting so efficient. What does she do and not do to get such much bang for her casting force buck?

    Cheers
    Mark
    In another interview Chris Korich said that she has extraordinarily good vision which helps in the accuracy competitions. He started her off with a 1970s Fenwick HMG after sanding down the handle to fit her small hand. I suspect the (relative) softness of the HMG helped her quickly learn to feel the rod loading and got her timing off to a good start.

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