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  1. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    Tangled, you keep trotting out the term 'optimal loading' but have not been able to actually define what you mean by it. So I think it's a fair question and would probably help this discussion along if you answered it.
  2. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    From my perspective, and I've said this before, I'm not worried about this creating increased competition etc. and don't feel at all threatened by it. The issue I have is the inference that you can become a fishing guide after a weeks course. It is after all being sold as a Guide course and not...
  3. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    Thing is Tangled, continually asking questions like this just serves to demonstrate your fundamental misunderstanding in this whole subject. So... Firstly, this rod could be loaded to any amount of flex with any amount of line outside the rod tip. Loading is dependant on power input from the...
  4. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    But Tangled, have you ever cast one?
  5. andygrey

    Role of the Wrist

    I have a client who I've now taken out a few times who is an ex 1st Class cricketer and a scratch golfer. You'd of thought he'd have picked fly-casting up easily... nope!
  6. andygrey

    Role of the Wrist

    That's very interesting, I believe that kinaesthetic learners make up a very small proportion of people but maybe as you say they are the ones drawn fly fishing. I supposes that by default most fly casting tuition is kinaesthetic.
  7. andygrey

    Role of the Wrist

    Analogies work well for some, not as well for other. It's not that they don't understand them, it's just that they can't relate them to actual casting. A lot depends if they are visual, auditory or kinesthetic learners. Half the challenge is working out which one they are, it obviously gets...
  8. andygrey

    Confusion?

    Tangled will be along in a minute to tell us what's wrong and put us all right!
  9. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    Just to take your analogy a bit further... maybe consider it as going from learner driver to driving instructor in a week...
  10. andygrey

    Tungsten flies when heavy out fishes light?

    I've seen grayling take a dropper fly when the point has been snagged and I've been trying to free it. No 'dead drift' just a fly fluttering fixed in the current.
  11. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    As I've said before, it's a free and unregulated market. FB charges the maximum it's thinks people will pay and pays the guides the minimum they think they can get away with... a fairly strong capitalist business model. I do feel that the 'request' to tip is a bit of a 'stealth-tax' but if it...
  12. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    I thought that was your preserve?!
  13. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    When I do bring in my own evidence in the form of personal experience... you summarily dismiss it.
  14. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    You state that if a rod throws a line further, it is more powerful. The T5 is the most powerful' rod in the test you cited but doesn't throw the longest distance. Simple enough explanation for you?
  15. andygrey

    Understanding Carbon Trout Rods

    Tangled said: Yup, If it throws the line further, it makes it more powerful. This is somewhat at odds with the article you linked featuring the T5...
  16. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    Prices are higher 'darn sarf' but so are day tickets.
  17. andygrey

    Tungsten flies when heavy out fishes light?

    Was there much of a difference between the distance from point fly to dropper?
  18. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    I'm happy with a tip if I think I've earned it, but don't expect it and certainly don't put it into writing as an expectation at the end of the day.
  19. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    He's an 'odd' chap.... If you were shocked by his views on Covid, don't go anywhere near his ones on Islam...
  20. andygrey

    Wanna be a fishing guide?

    Good plan, speak to the local guides first and get them on-side.. otherwise you'll be frozen out and never get back in!
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