- May 7, 2010
The point of the post is to show that people are routinely confusing crossing loops with tailing loops.
eg, as requested, I googled crossing loops and the first result was the from Midcurrent
"Tailing loops are the bane of both novice and experienced casters, and they can almost all be traced to problems with the timing of the casting stroke. A tailing loop is one where the front of the fly line and the leader cross below the plane of the cast as the forward cast rolls out, often causing a tangle in the line or a wind knot in the tippet or leader."
To be a tailing loop the lines cross twice.
So, is a crossed loop a fault?
(I'm defining 'fault' as unintentional and detramental)
A crossed loop is where the line crosses once(twice is a tail) often mistaken for a tailing loop, a mistake I made myself once, it's not a fault necessarily, but it can be a problem if it's at the end of a cast.
I suspect your 'closed loop' is the same thing, correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't really get the point of the vid.