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!
Conditions were right for a casting video on a fishing trip with Charlie to a local haunt where we are often skunked, but hey. We made a high Slow Skagit double Spey video Using my beloved Beulah Classic 12’7″ two-hander with a 500 grain Rio Skagit short, old model, 10′ of t14 which I hate on this…Continue reading Skagit Casting Made Easy (er)
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
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
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
First of all Tom Larimer is not an “out and around” Ed Ward type of Skagit caster. That is good because he has his own style of Skagit casting that is a little more akin to conventional spey casting that could be construed as similar to Modern Scandi casting using waterborne anchors. To me, his…Continue reading Review: Tom Larimer Skagit Revolution
I had the opportunity to fish and cast with the OPST Commando head coupled with a 10’ Micro Skagit floating head and I had a ball. I don’t necessarily recommend this set up as ideal because the heavy body of the OPST Commando pretty much overpowered the dainty OPST mico tip but it was fun…Continue reading OPST Commando Skagit Review…kind of. Part 1
When it comes to Skagit Casting technique there seems to be a lot of talk about ripping the line across the water to make a big white mouse to load the rod. From my experience, a lot of casters don’t know what exactly to do with that loaded rod but used correctly it can be…Continue reading Skagit Casting Troubles? Try a high, slow, sweep…
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.
Not my favorite cast. In fact I’m not exactly sure the last time I tried it if at all. I don’t cast cack handed often but it is fun. Similar to making whoopee over 50 (not miles an hour either) It’s been such a long time that I forgot which way to point my toes…Continue reading Cack Handed Double Spey