Sharp stop

The imitation may be Impressionist, Cubist, Futurist, Post-Impressionist, Pre-Raphaelite, or caricature. The commonest is caricature. It therefore catches most fish.

GEM Skues, The Way of a Trout with a Fly, p. 78.

Immortal words of enlightened wisdom, kindly reminded to us by Alex Vulev on SL.

“Sharp stop on the backcast”. Pablo Picasso (1924). Collage, 92×65.

11 thoughts on “Sharp stop

  1. Alex just wrote that to confuse you even more. i’m glad to see it worked ! :mrgreen:
    btw, everyone knows Picasso was a very bad caster. i wouldn’t use his technical diagrams as an example.

      • actually, a square loop face is the ‘Must’ in loop control. (i’m being as always, serious: dead serious.) and it’s quite rare. i have a pic somewhere and will share it when i find it.
        anyhow, be sure to bring all this art stuff up with Mark and Steve when you go to London. i know they’ll find this informative.

        • I’ve seen all kind of angles in casting porn, but never a square face. I believe you if you say it’s hellishly difficult to cast.
          but it wouldn’t be very aerodynamic, would it?

            • well, all loops have to travel through the air, all have to overcome air resistance. I’m well aware that this resistance is also what makes the line fly to some extent
              I’d love to see what happens when you cast a line on the moon. I’ll ask the geeks.

            • that’s been brought up thousands of times but since no-one will cast on the moon or in space who cares ?! anyway, it won’t stop, no need to bother them during breakfast !

              as for your response regarding loops please dig in some more. 🙂

  2. it’s kinda hard, because I usually think in terms of distance, having up to now next to no understanding of the super intricate delicacies of presentation casts. I guess for some/most of them, you have to use air resistance, so you may want a wide, or a square loop, I don’t know.
    for distance you want to max efficiency, so the more aerodynamic the better: it means you need less force to achieve the same, then less force is usually better control,

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