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Thread: Breaking strain recommendation for dams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    Let's add another angle to this complicated story
    We will have to take the length and width off tail and body the fish compared to the nose( where you hooked it) in consideration as well. If it moves at a certain speed the power used to get at that speed was due to a side movement from tail placing a force on the nose in the opposite direction. So the leverage force on nose forced by the tail will be more on to the tippet than the moving force going forward.
    Who wants to add that force to the equation. It looks like it is pure luck that we land any fish from all these considerate calculations.
    Die ingeneurs, hoekom alles so tegnies benader?????
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    Eish, you mathematicians will have a lot racing through your heads the next time you hook a decent fish, just remember on which side is the the reel handle


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    Another way to approach it is to choose the tippet you are comfortable with.
    If you keep on breaking off, step up a leader.
    If you land all the fish, step down a diameter.
    You will be surprised on how much more careful you fish, and how much more you concentrate, when you step down a diameter, and then again. But you will also be surprised on how many more fish you will catch, by concentrating more and fishing more careful, with the thinner diameter
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    You will be surprised on how much more careful you fish, and how much more you concentrate, when you step down a diameter, and then again. But you will also be surprised on how many more fish you will catch, by concentrating more and fishing more careful, with the thinner diameter
    Best reply to this thread so far. Sorry Mark
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