The most important elements in Casting a longer Spey line a long distance are anchor placement, a taught, powerful V loop, with no slack, and it doesn’t hurt to have a long, powerful forward stroke. I think a great way to practice is to work mostly on the V loop and anchor placement before worrying […]
I love this guys teaching technique and casting style. Is Scandi Casting BETTER than Skagit? – Klaus Frimor on Underhand Fly Casting Visit North 40 Fly Shop HERE — https://goo.gl/ELUye8 Klaus Frimor, one of the world’s best Scandi casters, and product designer for Loop Tackle has been preaching to us the advantages of this style […]
As far as the Perry Poke goes I usually pitch a wedge of line way out in front of me and cast it more like Ed Wards Snap T. I find it a very powerful cast for creating line speed used by some great casters such as George Cook and Josh Lynn. I love the […]
I had the opportunity to practice with my competition rod on a quiet lake under optimal conditions for casting and videoing so I decided to try to improve on my single spey presentation. Single Spey 2.0 – Longbelly Actual Spey Casting starts at 9:43 A Spey Casting session where I’m working on my Single […]
I scoured the internet for some seldom seen footage of Travis Johnson and came across this article about sink tips for winter steelhead, and multi-density Skagit lines. I found it all very interesting. A Tip on Tips, and a Line on Lines Well my winter steelhead season is not done but we are well […]
Roll cast – Spey casting made easy from TwinPeakesflyfishing on Vimeo.
A short featuring Sara Roholt fly fishing for trout using two-handed or “spey” rods on the Missouri River, Montana in Dec. 2011. Down & Across from scumliner media on Vimeo.
Manley Pliers: 2 Year Review Josh reviews a pair of pliers he’s used over the past two years. Have they served him well?
Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. Rio Single Hand Spey for the Salmon Fly Hatch Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. We hiked into a remote canyon […]
Robert Gillespie is a highly respected Fly and Spey Casting instructor. If you are interested in learning more about spey casting technique there are some great articles on Robert Gillespie’s Website. Anchor placement in spey casting with Robert Gillespie Robert Gillespie en el Clinic de Lanzado de PescaTravel en el Embalse de La Jarosa en […]
Ok, this is a really funny fly fishing video. It’s too funny not to post. Rod Time Ep. 4 The Trailer: Trailer It’s the trailer to end all trailers. Join Waist Deep Media as they push the boundaries of what’s possible in fly fishing. Exotic locations, expensive microphones, dramatic music. Nothing can match the remote […]
JEFF HICKMAN – The FlyFish Journal It is satisfying to please your guide, but I don’t get guided often. I can barely guide myself, and am rarely ever comfortable on large rivers that I’ve never fished. Generally I prefer to fish alone, or with a few buddies. Sometimes it is more fun to fish together, […]
Skagit Spring – The FlyFish Journal If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself knee deep in a slow push of un-fished water, half meditating and half hunting, sometimes with friends and sometimes alone and you’ll hope in your heart that a bright fish, not long from the Pacific, could have paused there during its upstream journey.
Beyond the Swing ALTHOUGH DAVE HUGHES’S exhaustively titled Wet Flies: Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingless Wets, and Fuzzy Nymphshelped bring on a minor resurgence of the wet fly more than a decade ago, for many fly fishers, these old-school patterns remain something of a mystery.
Elevate your Spey game with Jon Hazlett Fly Fishing and Speylesson.com! Check out Speylesson.com and don’t forget to check out Jon’s Youtube videos for Spey casting instruction. Jon Hazlett is also a well-known and respected fly fishing guide and caster here in https://www.speylesson.com/the PNW and an excellent Spey Casting instructor. www.speylesson.com Promo video Elevate Your […]
Swinging a San Juan worm So, I’m thinking of swinging a San Juan Worm since I’m in the midst of deciding what I’m gonna do with all these nymphs I have in my little fly box since I rarely nymph. Sure, I get all excited about nymphing and pick up a few store-bought offerings here and there, thinking […]
What About Soft-Hackled Flies? A few soft-hackles. The first, in front, is the March Brown Spider. photo by Carol Ann Morris Question: “When fishing rivers, under what conditions do I use a soft-hackle fly? And can you recommend a pattern for an intermediate level tier?” Tying the Spectrumized March Brown Spider by Davie McPhail Materials […]
Untangle Our Oceans Discarded fishing nets and gear are some of the deadliest forms of plastic in our oceans. Every year, the amount of these grows by an estimated 640,000 tons. So we’re joining forces with Bureo, a dedicated team working with fishermen to prevent used nets from polluting our oceans and harming marine life.
You Can Be In The 10% Of Steelheaders Who Catch 90% Of The Fish YOU’VE HEARD THE OLD ADAGE; 10% OF THE FISHERMEN CATCH 90% OF THE FISH. I had a client ask me just the other day if I believed in that. “Absolutely” was my response. He then asked how many days would he […]
Trout Tips: Choosing a rod These days, when even a modestly priced rod will set you back $350, it’s more important than ever to choose wisely. Whenever I rod shop, I’m reminded of that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when the traitor arrives in the Grail Room and is handed the false […]
OPINION: Fly Fishing “Brand Ambassadors” + Social Media – What Might They Be Doing to Your Fishery? The December 2017 American Angler cover photo is of Patrick Duke, a fishing guide in Colorado, presenting an impressive male brown trout, a trophy fish anyone would love to claim. The brown also has a noticeable beat up […]
I just published a Spey Casting Youtube video about the drift or circle up. The circle up is the part of the cast that gets you from the end of the sweep to the beginning of the forward cast. According to the Flyfishers International website, the definition of the Drift is: Drift – Rod rotation […]
There are no rules, other than It must be fun. It has to be a happy day. Dad needs to be in a good mood, the entire time. It’s like training a puppy. It’s not about demanding that the puppy obey, it’s more about building a bond and establishing a rapport with the puppy and […]
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 180 grain as opposed to the OPST Commando head because I wanted to […]