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Paul Rankine

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2009, 22:00:49 PM »
Hi Sandy,
              never assume !  :z4
Mike,
       
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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.

j doyle

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #76 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

Goolager

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #77 on: January 09, 2009, 22:38:25 PM »
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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

Goolager

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #78 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

Paul Rankine

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #79 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.



Ben_D

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #80 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

Hamish Young

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #81 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
Salmon and trout play so important a part in the lives of many of us, they are so interwoven with out happiest days, with our hopes, our joys, our fears and our sorrows that we can never be satisfied. G H Nall 'The life of the Sea Trout'

Mike Barrio

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #82 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
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Sandy Nelson

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #83 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
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

luckyshot66

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #84 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!



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Mike Barrio

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #85 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





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luckyshot66

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2009, 19:48:30 PM »
haha thanks for the pics mike, Check my face in this one lol

bigtroot

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2009, 19:54:04 PM »
That photo is a close double to your avatar Cameron, Cool  :z16

luckyshot66

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #88 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

Mike Barrio

Re: Winter Outcast Gathering?
« Reply #89 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

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