Beyond the Swing ALTHOUGH DAVE HUGHES’S exhaustively titled Wet Flies: Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingless Wets, and Fuzzy Nymphshelped bring on a minor resurgence of the wet fly more than a decade ago, for many fly fishers, these old-school patterns remain something of a mystery.
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I just published a Spey Casting Youtube video about the drift or circle up. The circle up is the part of the cast that gets you from the end of the sweep to the beginning of the forward cast. According to the Flyfishers International website, the definition of the Drift is: Drift – Rod rotation […]
Three things I am working on in my effort to develop my casting technique with long belly Spey Lines. Keeping my elbows in front of me for the lift and sweep. Particularly with the up hand elbow. I want to keep the line moving at an incline to form the bottom leg of the V […]
How to Do a Single Spey Cast with a long belly line: Like This: Lift Slow Sweep with the body
Here is a list of newby Skagit casting basics to get you started on your Spey Casting journey 1) (Besides backing and running line) you only need your Skagit head, a sink tip, and 3 feet of straight mono leader. Oh, and a fly. 2) Once you have attached the above set up you do NOT […]
Pete does an amazing job breaking down the steps to spey casting and provides a bunch of tips. If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is the perfect episode for you…Dave, Wet Fly Swing If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is […]
The above photo is courtesy of Dave Stewart of Wet Fly Swing and Brian Chou Brian Chou is featured on a Steelhead fishing podcast, being interviewed by Dave Stewart over at Wet Fly Swing Here are a few things I know about Brian Chou: He was or is involved with Nextcast as a line designer He is […]
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 up a Cortland Fairplay 8′ 5/6 […]
If you are new to casting with your nondominant hand, or wanting to try a new cast, one good way of introducing your uncooperative body to the idea without harming oneself is to try pantomime casting. Any stick will do. In this video, I use the bottom section of a two-handed rod to illustrate the […]