Well, it isn't better than a whole rod but when you bring the wrong upper half and it doesn't like the lower half you do what you can. The striper didn't seem to mind!
<font size="1">Photo courtesy of Bob Desplaines, coastal flyfishing guide.</font><!--1--></center>
Gee I know I am getting older and that sometimes the memory is not all that it used to be. But if I remember correctly the top half of that rod broke earlier in the day due to a previous clouser incounter. It was fun to watch you land that fish with half a rod. Don't forget to explain to the folks how you made that cast.
Actually, right and wrong... I did bring the 8wt top and stick it into the 9wt bottom to see if I could fish... and the answer was "NOT!" The top snapped just above the ferrule. The other DS I brought in for repairs (two needed repair last year) was due to a clouser encounter.
As for the cast.... I am sure everyone is wondering how well it casted at that length. It was due to a special cast I invented called the "spiral dump".
It works with any line, any weight, any time as long as you're on a boat or dock or something over water. You simply dump the line on the water in a coil and let the currentor boat drift pull it straight before you strip it back in http://126.96.36.199/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif
08-04-2000, 01:21 PM
In that photo the subject is caught "highsticking". The subject should know that is the way flyrods get broken...oh..ah..it happened already. Oh well. I love goofy photos, more more, mas mas.(funny seeing Juroid out of his tan waders yet fishing).
Yeah but try to wean me from the silly chest pack! http://188.8.131.52/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif
08-08-2000, 10:24 AM
that "spiral dump cast" sounds a lot like the "bluewater fling cast." One manages that cast by frantically flinging line out behind the boat which, though in neutral, continues to glide forward. A competent bluewater flinger can cast the whole line in 5 or 10 seconds of gliding http://184.108.40.206/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif
PLanning any adventures lately?
I still enjoy reading the <!--http--><a href="http://www.flyfishingforum.com/destinations" target="_blank">Panamania article</a><!--url-->. It's like an extreme sports version of a flyfishing trip! http://220.127.116.11/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif