I had a chance to fish with my buddies Deathstar lined with a Skagit Flight and a MOW tip. Dang, I wish I had never sold mine. One of the most fun rods ever to cast. If you still have one don’t upgrade. I have yet to find one.
My son and I’ve been fishing the Anglers Roost 11′ 5/6 -4 (piece) IM6 blank that I rolled into a custom switch rod. Actually its his rod, we built it together and now I have confiscated it and it rocks This little dude is amazing. We used it Swinging for summer steelhead with a Steve […]
Ok, short but sweet: Use lightish sink tips to start with. Use moderate flies keep your coils off of the water as much as possible More later. Gotta run.
I had the opportunity to fish and cast with the OPST Commando head coupled with a 10’ Micro Skagit floating head and I had a ball. I don’t necessarily recommend this set up as ideal because the heavy body pretty much overpowered the dainty tip but it was fun to play with put together some […]
Here is a very well done video presentation that needs, and deserves some love. I think you will enjoy it. I did. And I know it took a ton of work!
These are great little shooting heads for single hand spey casting of any kind. They can handle moderate tips and modest flies using sustained anchor or touch and go techniques but don’t expect to cast huge tips or large heavily weighted flies. An experienced caster can pull it off but its a lot of work […]
Thanks to Poppy at the Redshed Fly Shop I was able to implement the try before you buy plan and try a couple Airflo Skagit Scout heads and a 10′ OPST Micro Spey floating tip. I picked the Airflo Skagit Scout as opposed to the OPST Commando head because I wanted to use a little […]
I had the chance to pick up a brand new #5 Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey Line. I laced it up to a 9′ for #5 single hand Cabelas fly rod to give it a test drive using a rod length mono running line and a small wooly bugger. Its not quite as easy […]
I recently tried the Airflo Skagit FIST 510 grain head on my Beaulah Classic 12’6″ and found it to be a little fussy to cast compared to my floating Scandinavian shooting heads or floating Skagit heads with 10 to 15′ sink tips. I spent a little time getting used to the FIST with a […]
I had an opportunity to watch Tom Larimer’s Skagit Revolution instructional video this weekend and I was very impressed. My casting does not resemble his in most cases, partially because in the video he used only “sustained anchor” techniques, which is to say he did not do any touch and go casting. I have mostly […]