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Phil Ewanicki
I might seek CCS data on a blank I own and really like so if I broke it I could buy another blank with similar CCS numbers. problem. As far as I know there are no blank makers, advertisers, or dealers who make available the CCS data on their blanks, and I avoid relying upon the statements or opinions of strangers to make purchases much over $50. After I have purchased a blank I don't need or see
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Yesterday
Phil Ewanicki
The weak spot in single-foot guides is a forward pull on a line wrapped or tangled around the guide foot, which would tend to cause the guide foot to slip forward, out from under its wrapping. The Forhan wrap is employed to prevent such slippage and works well up to a point. The Forhan Wrap is chiefly used on rods for fresh-water fish. I don't know if a Forhan wrap would keep a single foot guide
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Yesterday
Phil Ewanicki
Is there an available collection or list of CCS data for various specific rod blanks - I am thinking of fly-rod blanks in particular? Me testing blanks I have already purchased for their CCS numbers seems a waste of time.
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3 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
There is only one source of energy for a fishing rod: the angler, not the rod itself. The rod's effective length leverages the caster's energy, producing more speed, but there comes a point where the rod's length produces enough leveraged weight and wind resistance to produce diminished line speed - and distance. The only way around this problem is to increase line speed. Fly casters accomplish t
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4 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
I wonder what percentage of prospective rod buyers or blank buyers ask to see CCS data before they buy a rod or a blank? I have never seen CCS data accompany a new blank or a new rod. Advertisers apparently find it more profitable to talk about "powerful" or "smooth" or "soulful" fish poles.
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4 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Steve Paris: Are you declaring that Hanneman can't tell the difference between a fly rod and a spinning rod? Or are you declaring: Hanneman casts flies with a spinning rod? Your wording leaves room for no other interpretations.
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5 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
In this case "backward" means distance between the caster's back and the tip of the rod bent backward behind him. I assume we can ignore bow-and-arrow casts? "Pushing on a rope" is the equivalent of arguing with your wife. Your "forward force caused by the bend in the rod" is impossible, just as a line pushing anything is impossible. Your backward release hypothesis
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5 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Cline's post does not specify the types of rod blanks he is considering other than mentioning a jigging rod, whose TNF, IP, and AA would be of little interest to most jigging fishermen. I assumed his post referred to rods fishermen cast, including fly casters. I don't know the percentage of plug casters or bait fishermen who check the TNF, IP, or AA when they buy or build their fish rods, but I d
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5 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
In his CCS data Hanneman cautions that fly line weight accounts for "less than 10% of rod loading" while the remaining +90% of rod loading is due to the speed of the the line. You can restrict the speed of your fly cast to how fast you can move one arm (or one wrist!) - the one holding your rod - or you can haul on your fly line during the cast and cover a lot more water and spook a lot
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6 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
The longest cast is released when the lure or bait reaches its peak forward speed - and consequently the rod is bent the farthest backward. The rod does not accelerate the cast after the line is released. The caster is the sole source of energy here, not the rod. The rod provides friction from the guide train as the line moves through it.
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6 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
You will find that "better" blanks are pretty much a matter of personal opinion. Precious little data is published about the actual physical performance of rod blanks, and if you ask for such the odds are you will be told "find this information for yourself" - which of course involves buying the blank before you can test it !!?
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7 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Does the length and the rigidity of moose guard hair cause misses when you try to set the hook?
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7 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Decades ago a fine gentleman and a fly-fisher taught me to double haul. This enabled me to fly-cast as accurately as ever and twice as far without pain or strain, even after 65 years of fly fishing, even 10 weights on tarpon. The double-haul IS effective, is NOT difficult, and CAN make you a better fly-fisher, and COULD significantly extend your fly-fishing career. What's not to like?
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7 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Rod oscillation occurs while the rod is not under tension and bent, that is, after the line has been released - the cast has been made. Such oscillation of a slack string, even if it could exist, would have little impact measurable upon the lure or weight flying along at the end of a slack line.
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7 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
If you cast efficiently you release your fly line at the moment your rod achieves its greatest bend - BACKWARD. Any other interpretations would involve pushing on a rope, or its equivalent.
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7 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
If true natural frequencies were advertised or communicated BEFORE a rod builder bought a blank they could be of use to a rod builder. If true natural frequency truly indicates a rod's performance - in feet and inches - rod builders would be foolish not to demand this information BEFORE they bought a blank or a rod. Rod marketers religiously ignore mention of TNF. Ever wonder why? Wake up.
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8 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Why don't rod blank makers or marketers reveal the oscillation rates of their rod blanks? Have they decided a blank's oscillation rates is not a valid indicator of a rod blank's casting performance? Are differences between oscillation rates of different blanks too small to be of any concern to buyers? Or have blank advertisers have concluded rod builders simply are not interested in oscillation d
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9 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Try as I might I have been unable to discover any power in my fly rod. I only encounter power in the rod when I provide the power, and I have yet to find a rod which produces more power than I put into it.
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10 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Good points, Tom. Where can I find a credible source of rod oscillation rates - and oscillation duration?
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10 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Just so, Ben. We give up something to get something. Fair enough. But I'm sick of hucksters telling me I can get something for nothing, whether they be fishing-rod advertisers or politicians. Anglers can get longer casts or more accurate casts - but not both with the same rod.
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10 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
I am a fan of Dr. Hanneman's efforts to quantify the physical performance of rods. However, I was taught that speed depends upon mass, energy and resistance. Given the same amount of energy used in a cast of two different rods with the same weight, length, flexibility and line, science predicts they will cast the same distance. Science does predict that a rod that bends the least (which makes it
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11 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Since nobody talks feet and inches in fly rod performance, whether in accuracy or distance, or tensile strength in pounds, or hoop strength in pounds, or rod harmonics, or any measured physical attribute besides length and weight, rod buyers have little useful data besides length, weight, and price when they go to purchase a rod. Personal opinions and vague promises have their place, but they are
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12 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Now I can't find the 2.75 oz. advertised weight for the 9 ft. eight weight Asquith rod, but I assure you such a number was recently displayed on line - whether by mistake or by design. Advertisers and their clients continue to assure suckers they can buy competence and/or success in everything from fly casting to social acceptance. I have even seen ads suggesting one fly rod produces superior acc
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12 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
All fishing rods are equally accurate - with the possible exception of a rod with a loose grip or ferrule. The angler, not the rod, is responsible for the distance of the cast. Quantifying the static characteristics of a rod does not reveal much helpful information. Casting a line is a dynamic activity. Rod tracking and damping numbers would be more informative but might discourage advertisers fr
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13 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
An on-line advertisement for a 9 foot 8 weight G .Loomis Asquith fly rod lists its weight as 2.75 ounces. You can look it up. Overexposure to unobtanium has been known to produce doubt and sarcasm.
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13 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
A top-shelf eight-weight fly rod which weighs 2.75 ounces is retailing for $1050.00 - that's $382 an ounce! The wholesale value of the materials in this rod is unlikely to exceed $150. Perhaps custom rod builders should re-examine their product pricing?
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13 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Whether or not a blank is painted has an infinitesimal effect upon a rod's fishing ability, but it galvanizes the obsessive rod builder.
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13 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
Anglers and advertisers are renowned for their avoidance of objective facts in general, and numbers in particular.
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15 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
A double haul is to fly casting much like a jump-shot is to basketball. You can get along without either, but they are both very handy in some situations.
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15 days ago
Phil Ewanicki
A double haul is to fly casting much like a jump-shot is to basketball. You can get along without either, but they are both very handy in some situations.
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