Really enjoyed this thread, and wondered if you thought about the most efficient way to cast a light line on a spey rod, i believe the most efficient way is not in a underhand speycasting style, what would you say to underhand style of casting being possibly the least efficient way to flex the rod .
DTX Pro Staff.
Granted I may have led you astray from my original response.
I was looking for the depth of your knowledge
and most important the depth of your understanding of the points being made by other in their esponses.
Getting back to the original question.
What I was alluding to was one simple thing.
Your Video did not match what you were saying.
Are you showing your audience what you are talking about?
The Camera’s Perspective
I ask these simple questions when watch I any video which is made to inform.
What is the fly doing, what is the leader doing, what is the line doing, whats is the rod doing and last what is the caster doing to make it happen.
If these criteria have being met then I move onto the text
Then does the text match what video is showing.
Chris makes one simple statement.
“In Search of Perfect Loop”
He then videos the loop and the loop generation from every conceivable angle so that the viewer ( the only one in equation that counts) can form their own opinion if he has fulfilled the purpose of the video.
Chris’s forward cast comes from Mel Krieger.
Note their is very little difference in the forward cast delivery from the single handed to the two handed cast.
As you can see in his forward casting style and how he repositions the rod tip in during forward higher flight path.
This does way with the cross tailed forward loop the is so chronic of side arm casters.
His cast is Scandinavian but he has modified his back cast by using a hybrid V-Loop than a rather than V-D Loop or a D-Loop and doing this his forward cast is made at lower tip angle, relative to the caster.
The V-D Loop and D-Loop are high forward cast delivery.
His frame speed time line has been modified to show the whole loop formation sequence in such a way that the viewer has time to see the process.
Post Script Keep making you videos but think of what you are trying to show and whom you are trying to show it.
Does the suspended anchor’s math work out to prove or disprove Ed’s theory.
Opps this could be another whole new thread.
I read through this thread and I am yet again bewildered with mumbo jumbo. Video overload. But your comments on how to improve distance efficiency for casting competitions are most alluring. I truly think you need to spend some time, face time with the best casters in the world. To see first hand what simply is not ever captured in the online casting clips. To be able to see errors and flaws. But most importantly to watch the minute details as a great cast happens from start to finish from as many angles as you wish. Not a camera lens with careful editing. Clearly seeing the line/leader/rod/caster go through their paces in real time.