I had the chance to pick up a brand new #5 Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey Line. I laced it up to a 9′ for #5 single hand Cabelas fly rod to give it a test drive using a rod length mono running line and a small wooly bugger. Its not quite as easy…Continue reading Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey Line Test Cast and Fish.
After building a livestock fence on Saturday and Sunday, Charlie and I sneeked out out this Memorial day to swing flies for Trout. We waded about a half mile of creek. The sun was bright but we managed to swing up a couple of little Browns. Greaseline Charlie…Is that what you call it? We had…Continue reading Swinging for Trout with Charlie
Ok, here it the smallest “Spey” rod I will ever own. I made it from a 6′ 2/3 Tiger Eye 2 piece graphite blank. It has a very crisp action if you don’t line it up too heavy. The grip is from the E.F. Payne fly rod company when it was in Sisters Oregon.…Continue reading The Tiniest Spey Rod in the World
This is not exactly single hand Spey casting but more like single hand Skagit casting. I’m trying out a home made commando head on a garage sale single hander a friend gave to me. I think it might be a fiberglass rod. It has metal ferules. It took me a few casts to get the…Continue reading Single Hand Spey Casting
I have not invested in an OPST Commando head, yet, because I shot my wad on a Carron competition rod and a fabulous Galeforce shooting head that is 72′ long and weighs in at over 1000 grains. These long lines are great fun for recreational casting and distance competitions. What is recreational casting? In my…Continue reading OPST Commando Heads: Home made vs The real thing: Including Single handed Spey Casting
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