Skagit Spring – The FlyFish Journal If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself knee deep in a slow push of un-fished water, half meditating and half hunting, sometimes with friends and sometimes alone and you’ll hope in your heart that a bright fish, not long from the Pacific, could have paused there during its upstream journey.
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.
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…Continue reading Spey Casting Youtube: Circle up, or Drift
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…Continue reading Casting Longbelly Spey Lines
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 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
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…Continue reading Interview with Pete Humphries
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…Continue reading Podcast: Interview with Brian Chou and Single Spey Cast clip
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…Continue reading Learning to Cast left Handed using Pantomime Techniques