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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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THCI Question?

Preparing for the THCI I have a question regarding loops between the single-handed and two-handed loops. Loops have size, have shape and have direction. I'm looking at "how-to" explain these three attributes. Are they different? How are they produced? What are the similarities and differences between the loops of a single-handed and double-handed rod. Klem

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 09:35 AM
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I have just returned from Roscoe, New York State, where on 11th November I took the T.H.C.I. on the Beaverkill river under Al Buhr and Phil Gay. Happy to be able to claim to be the first T.H.C.I. holder living in Europe. Also to be one of only 14 T.H.C.I. certificate holders so far. Hope you make it fifteen Klem.

I was asked about the difference between D Loops and V loops, how they are formed, when they would be used. I was asked about planes for loops, loop line up to delivery and about straight line path delivery. A lot about anchor formation, Bloody Lís, piling anchors and slack anchors. I was asked about rod actions. About increasing stroke length, how would I increase stroke length and why. About the new Spey line standard and the suitability of lines for Spey casting.

A lot more stuff and I canít remember everything, however it was not so much the difference between single and double handed loops, more the difference between loop shapes and their use with the double handed rod.

One thing to be careful about Klem is that the distances required are the distances they want the fly line used or lifted at, held in loops at, excluding most of the leader. The 70 ft cast is measured from the fly to your feet or the reel at 80 ft, there are only a few 70 ft casts. Then ten feet of line is added for the 80 ft casting which most casts are made at. Then all those casts are made at 80 ft again though shooting 20 feet of line to 100 ft of fly line from the reel. To the fly it would be approx 110ft. This allows for sag and leader not being straight or whatever. You must handle the 80 ft of line, you are making the cast with 80ft of line out from the reel excluding leader, and not casting to 80ft by shooting some line. You are casting to 100ft of line by shooting 20 ft of line from 80 ft handled or placed in a loop (from the reel).

I used a line with a 73ft head.

It was worth the trip just to see Al Buhr cast, we ended up calling him Mr Smooth so perfect was his casting style.

Best wishes,

Robert.

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Thanks for your input Robbie G. I lift a toast to your success passing the THCI. I'm looking forwards to the same feeling of accomplishment in the near future. I remember the satifaction passing the CI - now the THCI is my focus. I've watched Mr. Smooth or should I say Dr. Smooth , Al Buhr, cast at the Sandy River Clave in ORYGUN and he is a pleasure to watch cast. Thanks again for your willingness to offer me help. Klem, Presdient of NSSC

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