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Title: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 18, 2008, 18:59:07 PM
Hmmm ...... I'm getting some keen interest in an Outcasts Gathering before March :shock

Our weather is never going to make planning something in January or February easy, so what do you fancy folks?
We could try a session on grass and wrap up to keep out the cold ...... or I could look at the cost of hiring a sports centre hall for about 4 hrs ( which would be a lot warmer ) I think a hall would probably work out at approx Ģ10 to Ģ12 per head :z3

What do you fancy?
Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcasts?
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 18, 2008, 19:06:37 PM
Count me in Mike , usual family work etc permitting  :cool:

I'm not fussed either way , hall or outdoors.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcasts?
Post by: Peter McCallum on December 18, 2008, 19:41:14 PM
having used the school hall its surprising how little head room you have in a hall. saying that i'm all for another day

Peter
Title: Re: Winter Outcasts?
Post by: Goolager on December 18, 2008, 21:12:51 PM
Yeah, I'm in

if it's inside can we have the floor polished so that my line can land then slide a few more yards?

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcasts?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on December 18, 2008, 21:57:42 PM

if it's inside can we have the floor polished so that my line can land then slide a few more yards?


Slick the line with teflon:z4 :z4 :z4

Count me in, quite fancy indoors, it means we can set a date and not worry about the weather.
If we pick a few things to practice like TRACKING  :z4 and perhaps a few of the presentation casts, then there is no reason why indoors would not be ideal.
I might try to learn how to help teach some of them too :roll so i might be of some use this time

Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on December 19, 2008, 01:43:00 AM
Hi Mike

Never really had a chance to cast any distance indoors - great idea - I'm in.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 19, 2008, 02:03:22 AM
Great stuff

I'll look in to it a bit more next week. The sports centre has quite reasonable height, but I'll try to find out more about the length and if they are ok with our sport.

I think 4 hrs would be about right, but if folk think this is too long, we could try 3 hrs?

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 19, 2008, 10:49:32 AM
Mike

I think 4 hours would be fine, that gives you a chance to have a bit of a gossipa nd try other rods etc.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on December 19, 2008, 12:14:12 PM
Ok, I,m in too  :grin
Paul.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 19, 2008, 12:20:45 PM
Sounds like a plan, count me in  :grin

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on December 19, 2008, 17:27:50 PM
Should be able to make that - indoors :? excellent, no need for thermals  :grin
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Catman on December 19, 2008, 17:29:51 PM
Aye Mike

Work permitting count me in.

Alex
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Irvine Ross on December 19, 2008, 18:48:10 PM
Sounds like fun.

Time and date permitting, count me in.

Irvine
Title: Re: Winter Outcasts?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 19, 2008, 20:53:25 PM
having used the school hall its surprising how little head room you have in a hall. saying that i'm all for another day

Peter

Hi Peter :z16

I haven't tried casting indoors before ........ what do you think the height needs to be (to the lowest light rather than ceiling I guess) a minimum of 20 ft, 25 ft, or maybe even 30 ft?

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on December 20, 2008, 05:17:50 AM
I've seen a clip of some Norwegian guys casting indoors on their knees - sports hall roof was a little low.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 20, 2008, 13:55:22 PM
I cast in the shop, use a short rod & it will be fine  :z4
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Derek McLaren on December 20, 2008, 15:01:16 PM
I have been following this with Interest,could you not practice sitting down,like you would be fishing from a boat  :?

 :z18
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on December 21, 2008, 10:00:09 AM
I'd be interested in this again!

I know the RGU sports hall at Grathdee is high, 4 stories so thats plenty high!!!
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 22, 2008, 23:59:51 PM
Anyone got any idea how high the roof is in Inverurie sports centre?

And.....  Does anyone want to suggest a date, quite looking forward to this as the weather has been far from ideal for any practice as late?




Cheers

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 23, 2008, 00:57:50 AM
Hi Ben

Yes, I'll be trying Inverurie first. It has plenty of height and is nice and central for most folk to get to :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Irvine Ross on December 23, 2008, 08:47:26 AM
And.....  Does anyone want to suggest a date, quite looking forward to this as the weather has been far from ideal for any practice as late?

Happy with most dates but personally I would be grateful if you could avoid the third Sunday of the month. That's our archaeological group day. But obviously you have to choose a day that suits the majority.

Looking forward to it :z18

Irvine
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 24, 2008, 23:46:52 PM
Hi folks

Just a quick update on the Winter Outcast Gathering ....... I have spoken to the sports centre and ( pending confirmation ) I have reserved a 4 hour afternoon session on Saturday January 10th :cool:

I will add another reply here over the next few days to confirm the date and time etc :z16

We can kick off at either 1pm or 2pm ....... any preferences folks?

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on December 25, 2008, 09:26:44 AM
2pm  - allows lunch to settle  :z7
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 25, 2008, 18:09:13 PM
Won't make that date , off to the good ole US of A  :z6

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Irvine Ross on December 26, 2008, 09:58:44 AM
10th of January is fine for me. Sorry you will miss it Jim :cry

Cheers :z18

Irvine
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 26, 2008, 14:30:18 PM
Hi folks :cool:

The Winter Outcast Gathering
Saturday January 10th, from 2pm to 6pm, indoors in the Inverurie Sports Centre

Cost will be around Ģ11 per person to hire the hall ( based on a dozen folk ) but if anybody has to pull out at the last minute the cost would have to be divided up and covered by those attending.

Outcasts / Forum members ..... Confirmed bookings:

Mike "Mike Barrio"
Ben "Ben_D"
Magnus "magnus"
Hamish "Hamish"
Irvine "Hares Lug"
Peter "rabbitangler"
Kevin "Kevin Muir"
Alex "Catman"
Iain "goolager"
Paul "grhe"
Stuart "Stuart Forsyth"
Cameron "luckyshot66"
Martin "Martynfishyface"


Please reply in this thread to book a place in the Winter Outcast Gathering
Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 26, 2008, 14:32:44 PM
Won't make that date , off to the good ole US of A  :z6

 :z18

Jim
Sorry Jim ..... I can never get it right for everybody :z6
But there will be another gathering soon :z16

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 26, 2008, 15:41:41 PM
Sorry Jim ..... I can never get it right for everybody :z6
But there will be another gathering soon :z16

Best wishes
Mike

No worries Mike , as you say you just have to set a date and go for it  :cool:

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Peter McCallum on December 26, 2008, 17:28:32 PM
Kev and I should be there Mike. do you want the hoops etc?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Catman on December 26, 2008, 19:25:55 PM
Hi Mike

Yeh count me in for the 10th.

Alex
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 26, 2008, 21:13:38 PM
Looking good, getting quite excited about it already  :z4

I have hoops & tape measures that I will bring along, any idea how big this place is Mike?


Cheers

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on December 26, 2008, 21:55:52 PM
Well i was to have been there until an hour ago :cry
Apparently we are going to be away that weekend :roll

Sorry guys, i will be there in spirit, even if there are no grass rods :z4

Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 27, 2008, 00:22:15 AM
Well i was to have been there until an hour ago :cry
Apparently we are going to be away that weekend :roll

Sorry guys, i will be there in spirit, even if there are no grass rods :z4

Sandy

Bummer ...... oh well, next time Sandy :z6

The bamboos cast better on grass anyway :z4

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 27, 2008, 00:45:08 AM
Looking good, getting quite excited about it already  :z4

I have hoops & tape measures that I will bring along, any idea how big this place is Mike?


Cheers

Ben

Hi Ben

I didn't get a chance to measure the hall, but size is approx 4 basketball courts set up side by side and height is good. I'll try to check it out next week.

Maybe you and Peter "rabbitangler" could speak via PMs and come up with a couple of easy games with hoops etc for the day if you like? That might be good fun :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: kenny on December 27, 2008, 19:40:06 PM
Hi All

you did it again mike :cry i will miss this one again as i am going offshore on the 7th, but hopefully will get to the next one.

  cheers kenny.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 27, 2008, 23:00:15 PM
Hi All

you did it again mike :cry i will miss this one again as i am going offshore on the 7th, but hopefully will get to the next one.

  cheers kenny.

Sorry Kenny ..... Next time hopefully :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on December 28, 2008, 11:31:06 AM
count me in and I'll ask my friend if he wants to come also!
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 28, 2008, 16:58:56 PM
count me in and I'll ask my friend if he wants to come also!

OK Cameron, just remember that your friend would need to join the forum before booking a place :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on December 29, 2008, 12:04:32 PM
OK Cameron, just remember that your friend would need to join the forum before booking a place :wink

Best wishes
Mike

yea, I know. He's a dozey git tho. Has been meaning to join for ages. I'll make him do it tonight!
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Steven Kidd on December 29, 2008, 14:54:10 PM
Mike,

Unfortunately, I'm away that weekend......going to the autosport show.....

Next time though for sure
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on December 29, 2008, 15:03:36 PM
Steve,

I think it's time to get your priorities sorted! :grin

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on December 29, 2008, 20:24:34 PM
Martyn joined up, waiting for approval, but is going to attend also :D
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 29, 2008, 22:15:52 PM
Hall should be fine as long as Aberdeenshire basketball courts conform to the usual dimensions.

Got this info


Length of a basketball court
94 feet (1128 inches)
Note: Many high school and college courts are 84 feet.

Width of a basketball court
50 feet (600 inches)


here

http://www.betterbasketball.com/basketball-court-dimensions/


Cheers

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 29, 2008, 22:44:20 PM
Hall should be fine as long as Aberdeenshire basketball courts conform to the usual dimensions.

Got this info


Length of a basketball court
94 feet (1128 inches)
Note: Many high school and college courts are 84 feet.

Width of a basketball court
50 feet (600 inches)


here

http://www.betterbasketball.com/basketball-court-dimensions/


Cheers

Ben


Hi Ben

Yes, that would make the hall approx 200 ft long and about 95-100 ft wide :z3

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 29, 2008, 22:52:26 PM
 :cool:

By my rough calculation, it should just about be big enough to cast distance diagonally  :grin

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 29, 2008, 22:54:58 PM
:cool:

By my rough calculation, it should just about be big enough to cast distance diagonally  :grin

Ben

........... :z4

But most of us will be ok going straight up the middle :z7

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 30, 2008, 02:31:46 AM
Hi folks :cool:

We have a dozen names confirmed for this already ....... which is perfect for an indoor event :z12

I think we would maybe have space for a couple more folk, if anybody else is keen to come along, but I think it would be sensible to say 16 max :wink

Best wishes
Mike

Outcasts / Forum members ..... Confirmed bookings:

Mike "Mike Barrio"
Ben "Ben_D"
Magnus "magnus"
Hamish "Hamish"
Irvine "Hares Lug"
Peter "rabbitangler"
Kevin "Kevin Muir"
Alex "Catman"
Iain "goolager"
Paul "grhe"
Stuart "Stuart Forsyth"
Cameron "luckyshot66"
Martin "Martynfishyface"
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Kevin Muir on December 30, 2008, 10:26:29 AM
Hi Mike

I will be there, I will check with Peter to confirm that he can make it.

I will get back to you later today.

Kevin.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: stickleback on December 30, 2008, 18:57:04 PM
Would really have liked to go but unfortunately work commitments prevent me from making it (again)  :cry
I'm hoping the next time will be third time lucky.  All the best.

Cammy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 30, 2008, 19:58:14 PM
Hi Mike

I will be there, I will check with Peter to confirm that he can make it.

I will get back to you later today.

Kevin.

Hi Kevin
Welcome to the forum :z16

Yes, I have you and Peter confirmed on the list, as Peter already booked your places. Hope you enjoy it as much as you did in Dunkeld :cool:

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on December 30, 2008, 22:15:13 PM
Good Show Mike  :z16

I may have some new 2009 toys with me provided Hamish can promise to play nicely  :z4


Cheers

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 30, 2008, 22:50:41 PM
Good Show Mike  :z16

I may have some new 2009 toys with me provided Hamish can promise to play nicely  :z4


Cheers

Ben

Hi Ben
New toys ..... cool :z16

The Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie is booked and paid for :wink

As long as the current 12 folk turn up on the day, the cost per person will be Ģ11 ( this would go up on the day by approx Ģ1 for each person that does not turn up / or will come down by approx Ģ1 for each person that increases our numbers above 12 )

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on December 31, 2008, 00:29:56 AM
I may have some new 2009 toys with me provided Hamish can promise to play nicely  :z4

 :z13 Funny boy  :wink
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on December 31, 2008, 12:18:14 PM
:z13 Funny boy  :wink

You'll never hear the end of it huh..........  :z7
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 05, 2009, 07:52:23 AM
Hi folks :cool:
Not long to go now ....... cool :z16

For those that haven't been there before, the Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie is easy to find. Coming off the roundabout in to Inverurie at the top end of the A96, you'll pass the police station on your right and have Morrisons supermarket on your left, when you reach the next roundabout the first exit goes in to morrisons and the petrol station, take the second exit which goes in to Burghmuir Drive and the sports centre is a couple of hundred yards on your right. Opposite the old I&K Motors site (which they now use for servicing) and the Strathburn Hotel. The sports centre has a website at http://www.gariochsports.co.uk/ (http://www.gariochsports.co.uk/)

As per the last Outcasts Gathering, please do not bring all your tackle with you ..... we do not want anybody losing/dropping flies or hooks in an area that other folk will be using! Just bring rods and lines that you would like to try on the day, plus leader material and some wool to tie on the end :wink

It would be nice to get some videos, if you have digital camcorders?

Peter and Ben, have you guys thought about a couple of games we can try, with the hoops etc?

I'm looking forward to Saturday :cool:
Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Peter McCallum on January 05, 2009, 16:59:40 PM
I'm assuming the centre will have stands that hold badminton nets etc that we could use to tie hoops on or even use for limboing under Mike. Can you check please??

Peter
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 05, 2009, 17:17:29 PM
I'm assuming the centre will have stands that hold badminton nets etc that we could use to tie hoops on or even use for limboing under Mike. Can you check please??

Peter

I hadn't thought about that Peter, I was thinking about the hoops simply being on the floor for some reason :roll

If I get a chance over the next couple of days I'll nip in and ask them. Are any of the games easier to set up on a floor rather than hanging hoops? I can't remember :oops

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 05, 2009, 22:20:25 PM
I hadn't thought about that Peter, I was thinking about the hoops simply being on the floor for some reason :roll

If I get a chance over the next couple of days I'll nip in and ask them. Are any of the games easier to set up on a floor rather than hanging hoops? I can't remember :oops

Cheers
Mike

I heat tailing loops are pretty easy hahahahaah  :oops
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Irvine Ross on January 06, 2009, 13:56:37 PM
Mike

Are they fussy about footware on the sports floor? Some games halls insist you change your shoes so you don't bring muck and grit in from the street. :z8

Irvine
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 06, 2009, 14:12:14 PM
Mike

Are they fussy about footware on the sports floor? Some games halls insist you change your shoes so you don't bring muck and grit in from the street. :z8

Irvine

Good point, Ill bring some clean shoes :D
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 08, 2009, 20:15:50 PM
Good point Irvine :z17

Nothing was mentioned when I booked, but yes, clean trainers etc would be the best footwear please and we hopefully shouldn't need jackets, scarves or gloves :z4

Not long to go now ..... :z16

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 08, 2009, 20:36:08 PM
Well lads I'll be at 10,000 ft when you are casting 100ft plus  :wink so remember to post plenty photo's that I can peruse on my return  :cool:

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 08, 2009, 20:50:04 PM
Oh well,
next time Jim. :cry

100 ft? you've been at the Scotch again!


Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 08, 2009, 20:58:29 PM
Oh well,
next time Jim. :cry

100 ft? you've been at the Scotch again!




Youv've got me well sussed  :cool:
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 08, 2009, 21:20:46 PM
Well lads I'll be at 10,000 ft when you are casting 100ft plus  :wink so remember to post plenty photo's that I can peruse on my return  :cool:

 :z18

Jim

Y-all have a nice day there Jim! :z16
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on January 09, 2009, 12:47:46 PM
Hi All,
          Ok, wer'e set. See you all at 2pm tomorrow . Gales forecast for tomorrow . Glad wer'e inside ! :z4

Paul.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 09, 2009, 13:38:32 PM
Hi All,
          Ok, wer'e set. See you all at 2pm tomorrow . Gales forecast for tomorrow . Glad wer'e inside ! :z4

Paul.

Yea not like last time haha
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 09, 2009, 19:42:41 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Anybody got any thoughts on what they would like to practice tomorrow? I would like to do more work with my double hauling and keeping in control of a reasonable amount of line in the air :z6

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 09, 2009, 20:22:51 PM
We normally try to get our backs to the wind, what do you think it is going to be like casting indoors without any wind? :?

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 09, 2009, 20:58:24 PM
Mike,
I'd like to expand on /re-assess my double haul so that I can try and work on my tracking, casting arc, timing, drift and carry (for a start :z4). That said, anything is going to welcomed - new casts, trick or otherwise, accuracy stuff.......anything.

can't wait

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 09, 2009, 21:02:57 PM
the last time I was fishing I found myself throwing some tailing loops. so someone to look at that would be cool. Also wouldnt mind being taught some special casting for limited casting areas. Like the loopy thing magnus showed us. anyhting like that, I remember he did some cobra thing also!
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 09, 2009, 21:07:46 PM
the loopy thing magnus showed us.

Yes Cameron, learning to control your line in close range like that, it has so many uses on the river and on a wee loch too :wink

Great stuff
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 09, 2009, 21:09:09 PM
Mike,
I'd like to expand on /re-assess my double haul so that I can try and work on my tracking, casting arc, timing, drift and carry (for a start :z4). That said, anything is going to welcomed - new casts, trick or otherwise, accuracy stuff.......anything.

can't wait

Iain

You've got the idea :wink

Great stuff
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 09, 2009, 21:25:34 PM
My mate Martyn is really looking forward to some help with his casting. As ive been teaching him and I find it so hard to explain things!
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 09, 2009, 21:44:56 PM
At least ,the only way is up
 :z7

Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on January 09, 2009, 22:00:49 PM
Hi Sandy,
              never assume !  :z4
Mike,
       
Quote
We normally try to get our backs to the wind, what do you think it is going to be like casting indoors without any wind?

Mmmm.. easier  ?  :wink

But I take your point . We are going to be casting in stiller air .
That will probably be different to a normal day in Scotland , ( as not blowing a frackin hoolie ) , note the BG language there. Sci-fi speak .
Battlestar ? Sorry for the non BG freaks.

Anyway , I do think it will let us concentrate on things like tracking , funny casts , and probably most of all allow us to see more exactly what our lines do as a result of what we do. 

Not that most days in Scotland are not windy .

We know they are .

So the themes that I would like are - specific casts (including innovative ones ) for specific situations .

Paul.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: j doyle on January 09, 2009, 22:28:36 PM
Not going to be a stick in the mud,  promise, but you may find that distances are not as great indoors as out.  It is like casting on a flat calm day, for some reason the resistance on the line is greater in still air.  I remember Richard Walker writing about it in a book , he called it "hitting the wall".     jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 09, 2009, 22:38:25 PM
Quote
My mate Martyn is really looking forward to some help with his casting. As ive been teaching him and I find it so hard to explain things

Cam, I don't know what you mean :z4
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 09, 2009, 22:51:12 PM
Yeah,

my thoughts were with the effect of casting in 'artificial' still air and the fact that there will be no hiding place for poor technique - so I'm FRACKIN KNICKERED (non BG terminology Paul), but if looking s***e helps to pin point therefore repair problems then it's win win.

I think I'm with Jim on the fact that distances will be reduced - for the mortals anyway.

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on January 09, 2009, 23:12:23 PM
Hi Cam,
           "probably most of all allow us to see more exactly what our lines do as a result of what we do.  "

Nothing to do with distance necessarily . That was my point .  :z4

Paul.


Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on January 10, 2009, 00:12:07 AM
To my knowledge, distances will be reduced, I will be interested to see by how much.  Over the last few weeks, conditions outdoors have been perfect, cold crisp air, slight breeze if any at all, in Scotland how often does that happen and for weeks at a time?!!  Probably just means that, as of 15th March when the season starts, the weather will be sh**e for a month :roll

Bring on tomorrow  :grin

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on January 10, 2009, 00:15:45 AM
..... in Scotland how often does that happen and for weeks at a time?!! 

All too often, we call it "summer"  :shock  :grin
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 00:23:15 AM
You won't be able to find out by how much Ben ..... the hall is probably too small :wink

Looking forward to tomorrow. Would indoors be perfect for the short line snake and roll control that Cammy is keen to learn? I know some of the others would like this too.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 10, 2009, 10:58:56 AM
Have fun today guys :z16

Wish i was coming but, what ho :z6

I would expect indoors to be great for doing the control stuff most of us are interested in, the only thing will we getting anchor points :z8
But you cant have everything, at least the weather will be fine :z7

Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 10, 2009, 18:55:07 PM
what a great day, thanks to everyone who came and helped with the casting.

And especially mike for organising the day!

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports04.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports05.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 19:32:58 PM
Hi Cammy ..... Yes, it was good fun :cool:
Big thanks to Peter and Kevin for setting up the games :z16

I'll post a few pics every now and then, but most of them didn't come out very well in that light :oops

Cheers
Mike

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports01.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports02.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports03.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 10, 2009, 19:48:30 PM
haha thanks for the pics mike, Check my face in this one lol
(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports04.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: bigtroot on January 10, 2009, 19:54:04 PM
That photo is a close double to your avatar Cameron, Cool  :z16
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 10, 2009, 20:00:03 PM
That photo is a close double to your avatar Cameron, Cool  :z16

hehe that was kinda the plan with my avitar
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 21:08:54 PM
I've just uploaded a wee video to YouTube :z7 and I should be able to post it here soon :z3

Did anybody else get any video clips I can add to it? :z17

Cheers
Mike

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=z9om1liELs8
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: bigtroot on January 10, 2009, 21:18:18 PM
Who was the chancer trying to get away with wearing a pink hat?, i knew it wouldnt be long before it caught on  :wink
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on January 10, 2009, 21:40:56 PM
Cheers Mike ,
                   Thanks to all for that , really enjoyed it. Glad you have no video of the LH casting !!  :wink
Look forward to the next one .

Paul.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on January 10, 2009, 21:44:41 PM
Mike,

That video is almost disturbing, no wonder folk where chucking things at us, good fun  :z4

Baz, that would probably be me in the "pink" (orange) hat  :z4


Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 21:51:33 PM
Mike,

That video is almost disturbing, no wonder folk where chucking things at us, good fun  :z4

Baz, that would probably be me in the "pink" (orange) hat  :z4


Ben

Yeah, I'm hoping Hamish and Iain got some better clips than I did :z3
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on January 10, 2009, 21:57:10 PM
Mike,

Its not that it was not a good video clip, it is more the content and what it must have look like to the "uneducated observer".  We had people sitting on a chair casting fishing rods in a sportshall  :z4

Which local rag was that photographer from?

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 22:39:00 PM
Which local rag was that photographer from?

Ben

I think he said "The Sun"? :roll
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Ben_D on January 10, 2009, 22:41:30 PM
I think he said "The Sun"? :roll

The what Mike??!!  :shock

Could handle it making the inverurie Herald or something as no one reads that  :z4

Whens the next meet planned for?

Ben
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 10, 2009, 22:47:03 PM
thats a good vid mike. someone will have to get the paper we will be in lol
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 10, 2009, 22:50:10 PM
Not sure when the next one will be Ben ......... I could ask the Paparazzi fella, maybe he'll sponsor us?

I guess we'll go with the original plan and go for another gathering on grass in March sometime? Unless the weather gets much, much better :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 00:16:09 AM
The casting games were fun, (thanks Peter & Kevin) and highlighted a couple of things for me. Firstly, it is a good few years since I've even attempted to cast with my left hand :z6 the last time I tried it, I gave up very quickly :cry Today, I found the timing and tracking with my left arm reasonably easy ...... it was the holding & gripping of the rod with my left hand that I struggled with :z3 One to work on perhaps, as I can see a lot of advantages in being able to cast with both hands, especially on the river.

Secondly, I realised that I'm not comfortable with obstacles and snags behind me and these make me lose concentration. My "sparring partner" in the games quickly pointed out that I was not going to hit the target in front of me if I kept looking over my shoulder to see where my line was :z7 This will obviously be the case on the river too, when I have trees etc behind me ....... yes I need to work on this :z17

Great stuff
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 09:42:31 AM
I think he said "The Sun"? :roll

 :z4  :z4  :z4 ...... it will probably be the Inverurie Herald or Advertiser if they are interested in the photo and these are usually in the shops on a Thursday.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on January 11, 2009, 10:09:17 AM
A few pics from the day, I was playing around with camera settings so not all brilliant shots I'm afraid  :z10
I have some video that needs 'tweaking' a bit before it's aired  :wink

Iain gets started on the double haul, we all watch  :wink
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000383.jpg)

Magnus and Ben advise on technique.
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000384.jpg)

Eureka :!
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000385.jpg)

Mike, beard and Alex look on  :cool:
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000386.jpg)

Martyn, Cameron and Paul warming up.
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000387.jpg)

Mike goes for it with the Rajeef practice rod and the shooting head.............
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000391.jpg)

Casting games.
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000392.jpg)

Paul waits for the take...................
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/ABZSTILO/Outcasts/P1000394.jpg)

An interesting afternoon, am sure we all got something from it  :z18

Hamish  :z3
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 11, 2009, 11:24:05 AM
Another well received gathering,

Thanks Ben and Paul for pointing out two areas of concern in my casting which I will be working on.

Well done Mike for organising the event and The 'Ringmaster' for organising the games.

It was good to see Camerons' friend Martyn benefitting from the tuition available - I wish I could have been exposed to this extensive expertise when I was starting out.

another success.

Can't wait to get outside again.

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: stickleback on January 11, 2009, 11:28:50 AM
Looks like great fun was had by one and all, but what's that furry looking thing that's being cast near the end of the video clip - it looks like a ferret !?!  :z4
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 11, 2009, 12:58:43 PM
Another well received gathering,

Thanks Ben and Paul for pointing out two areas of concern in my casting which I will be working on.

Well done Mike for organising the event and The 'Ringmaster' for organising the games.

It was good to see Camerons' friend Martyn benefitting from the tuition available - I wish I could have been exposed to this extensive expertise when I was starting out.

another success.

Can't wait to get outside again.

Iain

yea he found it very helpful. He called me last night around 11pm to tell me we went and bought a super cheap new rod off ebay, its a shakesprear so we will have to see what its like.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Irvine Ross on January 11, 2009, 14:28:18 PM
Looks like great fun was had by one and all, but what's that furry looking thing that's being cast near the end of the video clip - it looks like a ferret !?!  :z4

No it's not a ferret it's a length of fluffy yarn that substitutes for the fly line on Ben's wee indoor casing rod. It is not easy to cast with, believe me :grin

Many thanks to Mike for arranging the hire of the Hall and to Peter and Kevin for arranging the obstacle course and to Ben for his patience with me. I came home with a list of things to work on. I also made the mistake of trying a few different rods and I rather liked one or two. Hmmm :z13

Cheers

Irvine

Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: clark on January 11, 2009, 14:36:56 PM
hey guys sorry i didnt come to this meeting , i wish i had  :z4 i ended up going to raemoir fishery, i got there and it was very icy only a few places to fish but i ended up catching five for my day but this outing costr me a little bit more than usual as when i was trying to un snag my flies for the bottom of the lake my rod gave way only 2 inches above the joint !!!!! i was really gutted but at the same time i couldnt help but laugh  :z4 i will post a picture of the damage and see what you guys make of it  :z16
clark
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 11, 2009, 19:30:35 PM
Clark,

sorry to hear about your rod. :cry     Were you being a little over-zealous with the rod? you can tell me.

I can't really say that I get stuck on bottom very much but if I ever to I'd be inclined to lose the rod, grab the line and 'straight line' pull against the stuck fly (possibly from a couple of angles) this will either release the fly or snap the leader.

If the fly does release then I'd check the gape and point.

Should have went to 'the outcasts' event!

Take it easy
Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 11, 2009, 19:33:43 PM
i will post a picture of the damage and see what you guys make of it  :z16


I look forward to it, you never know it might be repairable (or does the rod have a guarantee?)

Anyway it looks like it was fun :grin Pity i missed it :cry

Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 11, 2009, 20:22:10 PM


(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcastsports03.jpg)

Hmmmm! thinks Hamish " how do i achieve that one"
 
:z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

And in a fit of ABBA mania he burst into "I do ,I do ,I do ,I do,"  :z6
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: bigtroot on January 11, 2009, 20:23:49 PM
Anyone ever heard of Azamat bagatov  :z4 :z4
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 20:26:49 PM
Have you tried Ben's indoor practice rod Sandy?

It is great fun :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Paul Rankine on January 11, 2009, 21:22:47 PM
Hi Mike,
           Cheers for the pictures , I think !  :z4

We really do look a strange sight , don't we  :grin .

It was good fun  , even though I never got a "take"  :oops .

Could we arrange another one indoors in a few months say before spring time ? 

What do folk think ?

Paul.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 12, 2009, 20:16:44 PM
(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/zoutcasts600s.jpg)

So, in this photo ..... which rod might possibly be Ben's?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on January 12, 2009, 20:31:34 PM
Hmmmm.............. tough one  :z7  :z4 :z4 :z4
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 16, 2009, 19:26:36 PM
Well it looks like a grand time was had by all , sorry I missed it  :z6 I'd be well up if you have another go before the spring.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Goolager on January 16, 2009, 19:50:57 PM
Welcome back Jim,

twas indeed a good day with the usual tips and a bit of a laugh

Iain
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 16, 2009, 22:09:43 PM
And one or two ideas for hamish to work on :grin


Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 14, 2009, 22:29:28 PM
Hi guys!

Looks like you guys are having a blast! I wish I could join in. We have organised casting practise indoors for three years now. Winter here is a nightmare so the weekly sessions quick became a substitute for fishing during winter. It's allmost all there, the best of friends, tackle discussions, great coffee and the occational snags.  :grin

Best regards
Stefan       
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on March 14, 2009, 22:42:43 PM
Hi Stefan
Welcome to the forum :z16
Your indoors looks much longer than our indoors, I'm sure I've seen a video :z14

I'm hoping we can get out on the grass again soon!
Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 14, 2009, 22:58:59 PM
Hi Mike!

Thank you, looks like a nice place you got here! Many familiar names too.

Our hall is very long but the ceeling is a bit lower than in your hall. Then thereīs all kinds of shit hanging from the roof, cables, lamps and we constantly need to clear it from ropes and wires hanging down. The hall is being used for fairs and the like so they hang up signs and I donīt know what from the ceeling. 

But when you find a clear lane and manage to keep the line in it itīs a wondeful place to spend a cold winters day.  :grin

Tomorrow is the big day of the week btw. Got all the lines cleaned and I hope I still have some juice left in the arms, been painting walls and cooking all day...


Best regards
Stefan 
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on March 14, 2009, 23:06:56 PM
Have fun tomorrow Stefan :z16

Ben and Hamish are bringing all the latest Orvis toys over to the lake, so we'll be playing too! :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on March 15, 2009, 01:29:17 AM
Stefan - is that you? Stesiik?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 15, 2009, 08:13:57 AM
Hi Magnus!

Sure! Is that you? Magnum?  :z12

Best regards
Stefan
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on March 15, 2009, 08:42:31 AM
HI Stefan

Welcome to our Forum, good to hear from you.
Hopefully we'll all get to catch up in May :z16

Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on March 15, 2009, 10:35:24 AM
 :z4 :z4 :z4

Moose curry?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: paavo on March 15, 2009, 13:10:00 PM
Tjenare Stefan
Welcome to the forum.

//Harri
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 15, 2009, 22:03:34 PM
Hi Harri!

Thanks! Kitos?

Hi Sandy!

Thanks!! We casted some in Dunkeld right? Itīs going to be great to come back to Scotland in May and meet all of you!

Hi Magnus!

Yepp!! Do you cook? I'd say for tandoori marinating moose beats any lamb hands down. Itīs not conventional I know, but the quality of the meat I got hold off is just exceptional. I bought a half moose calve a few months ago, a well tendered yearling. Get that taste of the wild to clash with the hebs and spices of indian cousine and you got something really special. If you do cook I could write down the recepie for making Moose Tandoori Madras, it will blow your socks off.  :z12

Oh yeah, nearly forgot! We had a great day in the hall. I could not do any real distance today, that painting and sanding had turned my arms to yelly. But I did a lot of precision and presentation stuff, it went resonable well.

The guys I train with are getting so damn good, I swear it took me more than 15 years of mad practise to learn to cast like one of the guys that started training with us last fall. The whole group are good casters but this guy has an unbelivable talent. He popped a couple of +115 ft casts with the 5wt the last time. WTH, with only 5-6 months of practice.   

Best Regards
Stefan
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Sandy Nelson on March 16, 2009, 07:44:37 AM

Hi Sandy!

Thanks!! We casted some in Dunkeld right? Itīs going to be great to come back to Scotland in May and meet all of you!


Sure did  :z18 tracking  and rotation mainly :z16



The guys I train with are getting so damn good, I swear it took me more than 15 years of mad practise to learn to cast like one of the guys that started training with us last fall. The whole group are good casters but this guy has an unbelivable talent. He popped a couple of +115 ft casts with the 5wt the last time. WTH, with only 5-6 months of practice.   


Funnily enough this doesn't surprise me at all  :grin


Sandy
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on March 17, 2009, 09:45:44 AM
Hi Stefan

I cook but not Moose :) Hamish on the other hand will curry damned near anything.

Is your protege coming to the Don? Is this Fredrick ?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 17, 2009, 12:38:08 PM
Hi Magnus!

Wow! Seems like I need to talk curry with Hamish then.  :grin

I've tried very hard to get Fredrik to join us at the meet but he is a student and you know how tight the money can be. But, I managed to convince a few other Swedes so you will get to meet Christer and his wife. Christer is an annoying caster too.  :z7

Best regards
Stefan



     
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on March 17, 2009, 19:45:49 PM
Someone mention curry :?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 18, 2009, 12:34:10 PM
Hi Hamish!

Yepp!  :z3

Have you tried using game for Tandoori?

And do you use celery in your Madras and Vindaloo?

This is not OT, Itīs all related to flyfishing anyway. A proper curry makes you cast better.  :wink

Best regards
Stefan
 
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on March 18, 2009, 13:36:33 PM
Have you tried using game for Tandoori?

Oh yes indeed, Roe Deer vension, Pheasant, Rabbit and Pigeon have all graced my table tandooried  :wink

And do you use celery in your Madras and Vindaloo?

No, I have used celeriac though  :z17


This is not OT, Itīs all related to flyfishing anyway. A proper curry makes you cast better.  :wink

Just so, a following wind is important  :z7

Hamish  :z3
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 18, 2009, 14:14:01 PM
Hi Hamish!

Great! I expect your Vension to be pretty close to our moose in taste.

Celeriac is great, I use it a lot. You should really have a go with celery. For anything with tomato in itīs the bomb. And carrot naturally.

Also, I got some special russian mustard powder that I use for the Vindaloo. I will bring some to you.

There is a brand of canned cherry tomatoes here that is absolutely great. Do you use anything like that?

Best regards
Stefan
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on March 19, 2009, 08:10:53 AM
Also, I got some special russian mustard powder that I use for the Vindaloo. I will bring some to you.

Cool  :z16

There is a brand of canned cherry tomatoes here that is absolutely great. Do you use anything like that?

Tins of chopped plum tomatoes yes, haven't seen tins of cherry tomatoes yet when I've been out and about but I do use fresh ones in my curries  :cool: I can smell a curry right now..... hmmm... curry for breakfast.... hmmm curry for lunch..... hmmmm  :z4

Hamish  :z3
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Magnus Angus on March 19, 2009, 13:17:30 PM
Guys (not Stefan or Hamish)

Might be best to avoid the soup at any future casting gatherings.
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on March 19, 2009, 17:46:47 PM
Did it disagree with you Magnus  :shock :?
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 20, 2009, 23:24:49 PM
Hi Hamish!

Got a a full bag for you here (of that mustard powder). One of my collegues at work is Russian. Promise me that you will not try smelling this stuff. Colemans is a good, strong mustard powder, this is something else... :!

See if I get it through customs. Last time in Scotland I got a few zipper bags of curry from Al Pyke and that nearly cost my virginity, I am not kidding. But his Biriani mix changed my cooking, outstanding stuff! 

Soup what Magnus???  :grin

Best Regards
Stefan
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Hamish Young on March 21, 2009, 09:22:18 AM
Cool  :cool:

Look forward to giving it a try out, spot of outside catering for the 'loops bash perhaps  :z17

Hamish  :z3
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 21, 2009, 21:10:35 PM
Hi Guys!

Today we casted for four hours in the hall. What a day!!! Fredrik popped two PB:s with the 5wt and I hit one with the 8 footer for a 5.

So we walsed in there and begun to warm up. Fredrik and his brother marched right up to the center court and begun whipping distance. The third cast Fredrik made was 35,6 meters, he had docens going over 34. Popped another one way over 35 meters after a while. Jesus, where is this going to end?  :shock   :grin

We also did all kinds of curves, mends, spey, precision and helped each other with tracking. Hall practise is so great guys!

Best Regards
Stefan



Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Mike Barrio on March 22, 2009, 00:15:21 AM
Hi Stefan

Sounds like you were having lots of fun, wish I was there! :cool:

I'm sure I was probably hitting over 30m at our first indoor meeting, but unfortunately the hall was not long enough for me to measure them :z4  :z4  :z4

You guys are going to find it real easy when it is warm enough for you to get outside and have the wind behind you :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
Post by: Stefan Siikavaara on March 23, 2009, 09:20:27 AM
Hi Mike and all!

I had my first proper outdoor session yesterday. I've been out in the snow about once a week of course during the whole winter but only very short sessions, and you canīt hardly see anything in the fecking darkness. Casting with gloves on is not that fun either.  :grin

However, itīs wonderful to be able to get outside properly now. The 6 wt is singing, I have learned a lot this winter. I think the best thing I did was force myself to cast without hauling for a couple of months. Try it, hand in pocket and line reeled up. It's a bit awkvard in the beginning but it improves the basics fast.

Best regards
Stefan