Ok. I can not do a cast without using my top hand. A lot of top hand. Can’t make myself do it. Throughout this entire process of trying to learn what I call Modern Scandinavian casting I have discovered that my top hand is quite a crutch. Out of the hundreds of casts I’ve made […]
This is what happens when your anchor is too far in front of you and you lift the rod tip too early. 7 Loop from Aitor Coteron on Vimeo. Same thing here…. Not much of a sweep and lift to early. To much top hand in the forward cast. Other than that its fabulous! […]
Advanced Fly Casting Demonstration with Klaus Frimor from LOOP USA on Vimeo. I found this a while back on the Limp Cobra and wanted to share it after sharing the video of Klaus at the Montana Trout Spey Clave. He is pretty handy with a fly rod.
This is a very instructive and simple video. It lays out a very good foundation for anybody wanting to learn to cast, mend, and fish Scandi style with one or two hands with a strong emphasis on bottom hand. On my journey into trying to get a grasp on what the term Scandi casting truly means I […]
I spent a little time fishing the Method #7 with an Airflo Rage 450 and Rio Skagit Max Short 525 with a 100 grain tip and medium weighted fly. I thought the rod would be comparable to the Sage TCX (or Deathstar) but its a totally different animal. The two lines felt heavy for each […]
Here I am on the river after fishing a beautiful but fishless run, practicing my “underhand” technique before darkness sets in. The most important part about the underhand technique I have experienced and want to improve most is the firing position position before the forward stroke. See below. Janusz Panicz in proper firing position in above […]
I plan on doing the following exercise for my next sessions on the water. No line shooting, just grooving the switch cast. I don’t do a lot of switch casting because I like to practice direction changes, but I think the continuous stream of switch casting is my only option for now, particularly with my […]
For more on Scandi Casting see: Some things I’ve Learned about Scandi Casting … Part 1, Part 2, Casting with a Granbo top hand tamer, Scandi progress report, Scandinavian Casting Faults, Fixes and Improvements and… Scandinavian Spey Casting Issues. After my last post about Scandit casting, or maybe it is more aptly called Skandit casting, it […]