A Skagit and Spey Casting tips, tricks, basics, and Essentials Video featuring Mike!

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!

Skagit Casting for Distance

23 Tips to Improve your Skagit Casting Distance and Power

1)  Squeeze the Rod with your bottom hand and relax your top hand. This will help you use your bottom hand throughout the cast whether you are casting midrange or Skagit Casting for Distance. 2)  Sweep with your bottom hand as much as possible. This will prepare you for using the bottom hand during the…Continue reading 23 Tips to Improve your Skagit Casting Distance and Power

Spey Casting: 10 Things any Fly Fisher must know before Spey Casting, Scandi or Skagit Casting

Here is a list of newby Spey Casting basics to get you started on your Spey Casting, Scaninavin style, or Skagit casting journey. Rank beginners: 1) For a multi tip shooting head, such as a Skagit head or multi tip Scandi or Spey shooting head, which are basically shooting heads with 10 or 15 feet chopped…Continue reading Spey Casting: 10 Things any Fly Fisher must know before Spey Casting, Scandi or Skagit Casting

Advanced Spey Casting Techniques: Spey Casting Techniques for intermediate Spey casters and newby Skagit casters

In the above Spey Casting Video, I will share my version of three Spey casting techniques, including the Perry Poke Skagit cast, popularized by Ed Ward, the Skagit Casting legend. The dreaded Perry Poke, which, when performed properly on the Deschutes, has been know to scare Atlantic Salmon as far away as Denmark.     Skagit…Continue reading Advanced Spey Casting Techniques: Spey Casting Techniques for intermediate Spey casters and newby Skagit casters

Scandinavian Spey Casting and Skagit Casting Practice…Slowing down the Lift.

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…Continue reading Scandinavian Spey Casting and Skagit Casting Practice…Slowing down the Lift.