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 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 […]
Not many fish in the rivers but I was fortunate enough to take advantage of the lengthening days and get some casting practice in. I picked up a Scientific Anglers Skagit head and wanted to compare it to my trustee Rio Skagit Short. Plus, the SA head is bright orange and I was hoping it […]
Not my favorite cast. In fact I’m not exactly sure the last time I tried it if at all. I don’t cast cack handed often but it is fun. Similar to making whoopee over 50 (not miles an hour either) It’s been such a long time that I forgot which way to point my toes […]
The Skagit Double Spey was at one time my worst and least favorite cast. I used my arms too much. When I learned from watching videos and getting advice from the likes of Greg, Bruce, Ed, Travis and Janusz Panicz to keep my top elbow close to my side it forced me to keep my unruly arms […]
The bullet weight on the rabbit strip video was supposed to be a one and done. After the Skagit cast killers video I posted one short video doing a single spey with a heavy Skagit rig, thinking it couldn’t really be done very well because that is what we are led to believe because that is […]
I’m casting my trustee Beulah Classic 7/8 Spey rod with a 19′ 570 grain chopped beer can Skagit head and 10′ of t14 with a weighted fly. It’s pretty old school and too heavy for my personal liking but the rod can handle it and it’s what I had for Skagit artillery at the moment. […]
Is this a Skagit Cast? Don’t laugh. This guy hooked 3 fish that afternoon! Is this a Skagit Cast? Or this? Or these? Or…..? This?
Ed Ward, aka RiverAddict on Speypages posted the following comment on Speypages response to this blog post about constant motion, continuous load Skagit casting. I presented my “new” thoughts regarding CM/CL (Constant Motion/ContinuousLoad) SOMEWHERE on the internet a couple/few years ago. Unfortunately, where exactly I don’t remember. Basically it shakes out to, after having discussed extensively, […]
See that photo above? That is Greg Holt Casting. Nice eh? He is a proponent of the CM/CL theory of casting. I have not personally jumped on board with the continuous motion, (cm) continuous load (cl) theories of Skagit Casting. I understand the point that is being made by the cm/cl disciples but I can’t […]