Dynamics of a Fly Line (Modelling a Rod and a Line with Fixed Wrist)

Tetsuya Watanabe, Kihachiro Tanaka, Naoki Hosoya

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This study uses experimental and computational analysis to investigate the dynamic behavior of a fly line. Fly-casting is one of the most significant issues in fly-fishing. In order to cast a lightweight fly, the weight of a fly line is utilized. Fling speed, the casting process and the loop shape of the line while in flight are important for the proper presentation of flies, Moreover, the shape of a fly line is also important for a long cast or controlled cast. In this paper, a rod and a line are modelled and calculated in the case of wrist fixed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-522
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Casting Experiment
  • Flexible Structure
  • Fly Line
  • Fly Rod
  • Fly-casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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