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    Default Breaking the sound barrier?

    Executing a forward cast before the line has straightened behind can cause cracking off your fly.
    Is it true that the noise is caused by the line breaking the sound barrier or this this a myth?

    Rusty

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    Yes but its not cool.

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    Default Re: Breaking the sound barrier?

    Oddly, back in the early 1970s, when I first started fly fishing I was told to make the line 'whip snap'. I know better now.

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    Default Re: Breaking the sound barrier?

    if the line makes a crack isnt that a bad casting technique

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    Quote Originally Posted by doobrysnatcher View Post
    if the line makes a crack isnt that a bad casting technique
    Yes but it is scientifically interesting

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    Default Re: Breaking the sound barrier?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Yes but it is scientifically interesting
    Really really.. bad idea.. Not a good cast..

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    However.. How come ya don't hear the whiplash on the forward cast??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lepirate View Post
    Really really.. bad idea.. Not a good cast..

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    However.. How come ya don't hear the whiplash on the forward cast??
    As I said, 'I know better now.'

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    Default Re: Breaking the sound barrier?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Yes but it is scientifically interesting
    Exactly.

    Can you really wave a stick with string attached and make it go at over 600mph???

    Any views?

    I am sceptical.

    Rusty

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    Default Re: Breaking the sound barrier?

    i just found this and thought it might help its not a rod but a whip

    True Cause of Whip's Crack Uncovered - Scientific American


    Breaking the sound barrier?-fa-18_hornet_breaking_sound_barrier_-7_july_1999-_-_filtered-jpg
    Last edited by doobrysnatcher; 21-01-2019 at 11:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Exactly.

    Can you really wave a stick with string attached and make it go at over 600mph???

    Any views?

    I am sceptical.

    Rusty
    If something is moving in one direction and you suddenly make it move in the opposite direction, part of it is going to move real fast.

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