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 […]
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 […]
What is the difference between Scandi and Underhand Casting? First, I would like to thank Llandogo who had this to say about my Underhand casting Goran Anderson style Video: I have used the underhand style of casting for many years and your interpretation is excellent. I would like to make a few comments though. […]
My favorite cheap running line is Berkley Big Game Ultragreen #40lbs test. Its cheap and shoots great. It sinks though, but for the price thats not a deal breaker. It requires good stretching just like the more expensive Varivas Airs which doesn’t sink as much and shoots like crazy. Varivas AIRS, a monofilament line has […]
I’ve never met Lee Davison of Snake River Outfitters fame and Ballistic Spey lines but word on the street, or on the river, is that he is a respected competition caster who won the senior Division at the much Ballyhooed Spey-O-Rama, deep wading, gnarly angle change, nasty wind, long distance Spey casting tourney last year. He […]
I had a chance to fish with my buddies Deathstar lined with a Skagit Flight and a MOW tip. Dang, I wish I had never sold mine. One of the most fun rods ever to cast. If you still have one don’t upgrade. I have yet to find one.
Ok, short but sweet: Use lightish sink tips to start with. Use moderate flies keep your coils off of the water as much as possible More later. Gotta run.
Here is a very well done video presentation that needs, and deserves some love. I think you will enjoy it. I did. And I know it took a ton of work!