experimental investigations on the fly rod deflection
update in november 2014 – the revision 2.0 is published ! The english translation is out now !
In the revision 2.0 I added some investigations – especially about the impact of the mass of both fly rods and about a casting movement that keep the tip of the rigid fly rod on a straight path. With pleasure I anticipate that all the criticism can’t question my investigations. The revision 2.0 is completing my investigations and all opened (“critical”) questions should be answered.
With this videos I try to explain the effect of the conservation of angular momentum in fly casting.
A more detailed physical explanation, why the flexible fly rod concentrates energy towards its tip, could be seen here:
During the past year 2013 I occupied myself with the deflection of the fly rod. With a commercial digital camera, which takes a video by 30 frames per second, a casting sequence of me was catched and I pointed the video out frame by frame. I compared the conclusions of my casting sequence with the conclusions an absolutely stiff rod reveals under the same conditions. This comparison shows that the flexible fly rod possesses a lot of advantages. For example one advantage is the efficiency, which is more than double times higher in comparison with the absolutely stiff fly rod ! It would be a pleasure to me, if my investigations could help to understand the fly cast better.
My special thanks go to the physicist Dr. Franz- Josef Schmitt for his accurate translation, preface and support.
Die Erstellung meiner Arbeit "Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Biegung der Fliegenrute" als auch die meiner Videos hat viele Stunden gedauert. Wenn Du meine Arbeiten / Videos magst (heruntergeladen hast) würde ich mich freuen, wenn Du mir eine 'Tasse Kaffee' spendierst. Danke !
Creating my work "Experimental investigations on the fly rod deflection" as well as creating my videos took a lot of hours. If you like (have downloaded) my work / videos, I would be happy if you could buy me 'a cup of coffee'. Thanks !
My latest video about the contribution of angular momentum: