Got a studio built and loved it. Hit it in the back of the ferrule with a closer cracking it. The new tip section I ordered is spot on and was the easiest and best rod repair that I have ever had done. Read More
Fly Rod Building with Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius as he shows how to find the spine (not spline) on a fly rod blank and mark out the guide spacings. For the demonstration Peter is putting together an Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kits - in this case, the Epic 370, 3 weight fly rod building kit. * This is often mistakenly referred to a "Splining" - which is incorrect, the correct term is Spining, i.e to find the spine.
Casting tight loops are is actually pretty simple in theory. Line and loop shape are primarily dictated by the path the fly rod tip takes during the cast and after the stop. The line does not follow the rod tip exactly - but for the purpose of this exercise that’s what we need to be thinking about.
Having seen a few tails and created more than my fair share - most entirely involuntarily - I think it best to keep things relatively simple. After-all, we're all about fly fishing rather than any in-depth analysis of casting physics.
Fly fishing and certainly fly casting is most certainly the sport of exceptions and in order to attempt to explain anything in fly casting you tend to have to generalise -and that’s what i’m about to do.