I want to throw a bone to my friends who come to this site regularly. Although I have made so many mistakes here, including negligence and incompetence (loosing my email list, maybe twice) people regular users still check in and I want to show my appreciation by dropping some value bombs by way of sharing…Continue reading A Spey, Skagit, Scandi Casting tip for readers of this Site
Yup, I decided to try LinespeedJunkie for a change. I like it. And it is true that I am more of a Junkie than a Jedi in the wide world of Spey The term Jedi in fly fishing terms is very lofty. It is just my brand, I don’t consider myself a Jedi. I consider…Continue reading More Power, Line speed, and Efficiency…LinespeedJunkie
A few tips for Spey fishermen who are transitioning from winter steelhead and trout fishing in colder water temperatures that require casting heavy Skagit lines, heavy sink tips, and weighted flies to spey casting for summer steelhead and, or trout in warmer water temperatures with smaller flies. Scandi lines are very light, rear weighted, and…Continue reading From Skagit lines and sink tips to floating scandi lines
Here are a few other thoughts on the OPST Smooth … Its fully integrated. Allows stripping in all the way to the sink tip It must be air mended ….video on the way I think some el’ Slicko line dressing would add to its shooting sweetness No Coily mono no knot through the guides It…Continue reading I’m High on The OPST Commando Smooth
Update: My new favorite Rod! Not that I go around trying every inexpensive fly fishing combo in the world in order to find the very best possible, but I do think I’ve found a winner. Watch the following video to see why I like the Cortland Fairplay fly fishing outfit. Last Summer I picked…Continue reading Best fly fishing Combo under $100 may be the best fly rod combo under $200 update 9/15/19
Since I’m an affiliate of Big Y Fly Company I thought it would be nice to post his interview of Ben Paul by Big Y Fly Company. Big Y carries a variety of OPST Skagit Heads, Shooting lines, Sink Tips, fly tying stuff and more, including a cool…Continue reading Big Y Fly Interviews OPST, Micro Spey, Commando and More
Glenn Ness is one fishy Dude. He is now offering to paint your catch! And guess what? It is not expensive!!! I took the above photo of Glenn. Chances are, he had just picked my pocket. One would think that I’d be a little miffed about that but I hold no contempt for a guy…Continue reading The Art of Glenn Ness
My Buddy Mike and I returned to one of our favorite rivers last weekend. A few years ago at this time of year we did alright on a different stretch of river, each landing a nice Steelhead. Catching Steelhead has a nice way of taking the pain out of the frozen blocks of ice that…Continue reading A Skagit and Spey Casting tips, tricks, basics, and Essentials Video featuring Mike!
Originally published in 2016 What do you do when you get a text message from a friend inviting you on a “just bring your lunch” trip to fish XYZ creek? You leap up in the air, click your heals together, and start building peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have the uncanny ability to surround…Continue reading Surround Yourself With the Right People!
Ok, You can only take a kid swinging for Steelhead so much before he needs to catch a fish. That’s why when we go out together he chucks hardware and swings flies with his switch rod. Euro nymphing is all the rage now, a people are catching fish. So Im playing with it in hopes…Continue reading Nymphing with a Swinger