Greg French: reflections from the natural world

Greg French: reflections from the natural world

“Life Matters” – ABC Radio National, Monday 13 August 2018

What can spending time in nature in search of wild trout teach us about ourselves, our mates and our relationship with the environment?

Master fly-fisher, scientist and storyteller Greg French talks about his passion for the wild, the friendships he has made through fishing and how concern for the environment is the driving force in his life.

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Gear Made Simple – Fly Rods

Gear Made Simple – Fly Rods

You enter a store that specialises in fly rods. Your aim – to purchase your first fly rod. The store owner approaches and describes the brilliant fishing to be had in the mountain streams. “Wow”, you exclaim. “What rod would you recommend if I go up there?” “This is the rod for you”, he pronounces.

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Distance Casting – Steve Rajeff

Distance Casting – Steve Rajeff

Steve Rajeff teaches distance casting to FFI/IFFF Master Casting Instructors – Long Beach Casting Club – March 29, 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • 0:00 Stroke length/ Tempo/ Trajectory
  • 1:14 How many false casts when bonefishing?
  • 3:41 Note the textbook FFI definition of the trailing (underslung) loop on his distance backcast
  • 3:46 Here’s another example of the trailing loop
  • 3:51 Opening/closing wrist throughout the stoke
  • 6:10 Rod action’s influence on optimal rotation timing
  • 7:04 Tracking
  • 8:14 Thumb position
  • 8:54 Stance for tracking
  • 9:24 Haul speed
  • 10:57 Thrust
  • 12:25 Elevation of the hand?
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