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    Understanding Mono

    There is indeed. The simplest way to look at it is in comparison with a chain link fence. Those that have one of those spikes every other link is a copolymer, whereas a chain with the same link throughout is a homopolymer, which is analogous to standard nylon fishing line. I found a paper that...
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    Missing Salmon Project – update 2

    You expect people to work for nothing? Do you? Aenoon was correct: there are no conservationists on 6-figure salaries. Counting on costs doesn't change that. Fiddling with numbers undermines your point further.
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    Missing Salmon Project – update 2

    My knowledge is limited, sure, but sounds like yours is more limited still. Sounds to me you are just guessing wildly. There is data, and you can at least find summaries online.
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    Missing Salmon Project – update 2

    That's not what the scientists working in the area think. I also think your salary figures are exaggerated - these aren't major companies.
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    Understanding Mono

    It is all a bit bookish(ish). But Skues and Halford went out to understand fly fishing in great detail. Hard work, but Skues's writing is well worth reading.
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    Understanding Mono

    The rod passes its energy (from the bend in it) to the line, then the line rolls as the butt end slows. Apparently a taper flies faster (according to experiment - discovered in my reading yesterday), which makes sense as there is less air resistance.
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    Understanding Mono

    What nonsense. I wasn't being dismissive - unlike you. As I said, trial is how lines are developed, not from theory. I expect I am as aware of you of the science, I daresay much better since I have access to the journals, and have the education of course. Pol Pot?? Was he a fly fisherman?
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    Understanding Mono

    Just had a quick look through the lit. Very few papers on the subject, but the odd one. Most detailed one is a numerical analysis of an idealised model (inevitably). Of interest to those with advanced maths only. Not much practical application. Whether makers of fly lines pay any attention I...
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    Best knot

    Yes, the water knot is awkward if you're joining long lengths of line on the bank - blood knot better, though a bit more fiddly. But both break just as well when I get snagged up!
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    Understanding Mono

    Interesting, although it's an empirical rather than theoretical study. I saw something similar in respect of beach casting, apparently a simpler system, but no mathematical analysis. I'll look through the closed literature when I get time. Probably it's just too complicated and unimportant for...
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    Best knot

    Water or blood knots the best. Avoid the grinner/uni knot - much weaker, but fine for tying on hooks.
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    Using boats to fly fish.

    Depends on whether or not the fish are in the boat already.
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    Angling Conservation Derbyshire

    One of them seems reasonable. But the majority of waterways are not open to navigation although the British Canoeing keeps contesting this. Little point arguing the toss on f'book
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    Understanding Mono

    I think it's more a case of a fine taper lands more lightly on the water, and perhaps being finer there is less air resistance at the end of the cast. The heavier middle carries the momentum to stop the cast collapsing halfway. At one time lines were all level. The dynamics are complicated and...
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    Simms Tributary Waders leak already

    Seems to be a matter of luck. I had some delaminate after about 6 wears over a period of a 3 years or so - and I looked after them. Worth looking at Diver Dave's advice on wader care.
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