Effect of Loop Shape on the Drag-Induced Lift of Fly Line

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Caroline Gatti-Bono

Applied Numerical Algorithms, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720

N. C. Perkins

Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125,

J. Appl. Mech 71(5), 745-747 (Nov 09, 2004) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1778414 History: Received August 28, 2003; Revised December 16, 2003; Online November 09, 2004
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The fly line “loop” is formed after the “stop” in a casting stroke and propagates as a nonlinear wave. This loop is asymmetrical and possesses a positive angle of attack. Such loops are a hallmark of expert fly casters.
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Four qualitatively different loop shapes. (a) and (b) l=AE, (c) l=AF, and (d) l=AB
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Kinematics of arbitrary loop




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