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
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtrSbHRMFBo Janusz Panicz. My mentor in all things Scandi 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.…Continue reading The Difference Between Scandi and Underhand Styles of Casting
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…Continue reading Lee Davison Spey Casting Instruction
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!
These are great little shooting heads for single hand spey casting of any kind. They can handle moderate tips and modest flies using sustained anchor or touch and go techniques but don’t expect to cast huge tips or large heavily weighted flies. An experienced caster can pull it off but its a lot of work…Continue reading Sink Tips on a One hander with Airflo Skagit Scout
I had the chance to pick up a brand new #5 Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey Line. I laced it up to a 9′ for #5 single hand Cabelas fly rod to give it a test drive using a rod length mono running line and a small wooly bugger. Its not quite as easy…Continue reading Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey Line Test Cast and Fish.
Here are a couple of informative videos that have basically flown under the radar on the internet. They are very interesting for those of us interested in catching big trout with or without two handed gear. The Results are in! I prefer casting small Wooly-bugger sized flies. That’s right! The results are in for my highly…Continue reading Kelly Galloup, Chad Johnson et al talk about Fishing for Big Trout with and without Spey Gear