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.
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.
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 needed to devote some time last week to physical fitness for my health’s sake so my time on the water was limited. The weather is warming up and more people are making their way into my parking places and it looks like I wont be enjoying the water by myself like I did all […]
The Airflo F.I.S.T. line (Floater, Intermediate, Sink-Tip) is a new Skagit head that is roughly two thirds sinker. It enables us to fish fast runs more slowly, swing slowly in the cold, plus get deeper when needed…Peter Charles Hooked4life Fly Fishing full blown excellent Review! Here are a few random neural firings I experienced when I […]
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 […]
Here is a conglomeration of casting ideas that can undoubtedly help you become a more efficient caster. There are as many different ways to cast a two handed line as there are casters so these tips may not necessarily be considered gospel to everyone out there, but if you eat the meat and spit […]
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 […]
Oliver Sutro is at it again, this time with a review on TFO’s BVK Spey rod. I combined the fishing and casting review video with another video of him breaking the rod and testing TFO’s no fault warranty. Iv’e had several TFO Spey rods, The Deer Creek Series, which are awesome sticks. I reviewed them […]
Here is a clip from Aitor Coteron’s Vimeo Channel with the accompanying quote from Aitor Coteron about the point he is making in the video. If you strive to keep the load of your rod after the sweep up to the start of the forward cast, because you heard that is proper spey casting technique…. […]