Two Vids for the Casting Geeks
Been a while since I last posted hard-core, technical fly-casting vids, so here you go. These are two 500 frame-per-second videos from my good friend, and occasional co-author, Grunde Løvoll (the caster is Mathias Lilleheim). These focus on the backcast of an extreme distance style of casting. I will add a few more notes later, but to get you thinking, what do these two videos say about the traditional notion of the “the stop” in fly casting? And do you notice anything interesting about where the loop nose points and why (after all, the rod butt reaches a halt (more or less) very low, but is the loop nose actually aimed into the ground)? Check out what happens to the rod leg of the loop as the loop propagates, too.
Want the full-size version? Download it here (7.3MB; zipped .mp4 format).
Want the full-size version? Download it here (8.4MB; zipped .mp4 format)
Update: Now that readers have had some time to digest these, compare/contrast to some shorter-line work here (same 500 fps frame-rate).