This is a post written by Riveraddict aka Ed Ward on Speypagesand it is an excellent read for anyone wanting to learn about swinging flies for winter Steelhead. Since I’ve got nothing better to do right now in Texas, here’s my advice on LEARNING it. Keep in mind that this is based upon my OPINION.…Continue reading Swinging for Winter Steel
Buy a Triple Threat Leech here. My clog wasn’t quite this big, but I couldn’t resist the photo. I know this isn’t exactly Spey related and I changed my mind several times about making this entry on a fishing blog. But I do know that many of my readers are not exactly spring chickens. I…Continue reading How to Have a Really Awesome Heart Attack
I have been reading Ard Stetts posts on Speypages, and other internet sites for years so it was great to run across his Youtube videos this morning. Art has some different and unique techniques for Spey fishing for Trout, Steelhead and Salmon. He is a guide and outdoorsman in Alaska and a swell guy from…Continue reading Streamer Fishing Techniques with Ard Stetts
Props to the Ashland Fly Shop. I’ve been encouraged to not publicly name the places I fish. I dont. Apparantly neither does the Ashland Fly shop. So here is the fishing report.
1) Do not fully load the rod until you are beginning to pass the target on the sweep. Too many of us did not know when we were first learning how to do a single Spey cast. Loading the rod too early, such as right after you lift and begin your sweep causes erratic…Continue reading Three Casting Tips to Help you help you with your Single Spey
Aerobatics (a portmanteau of aerial-acrobatics) is the practice of flying maneuvers involving attitudes that are not used in normal flight. This is some amazing footage of Atlantics and scenery! Another one for the bucket list. Brought to you by the crazy guys at Hooke, Thanks crazy guys.
I have not invested in an OPST Commando head, yet, because I shot my wad on a Carron competition rod and a fabulous Galeforce shooting head that is 72′ long and weighs in at over 1000 grains. These long lines are great fun for recreational casting and distance competitions. What is recreational casting? In my…Continue reading OPST Commando Heads: Home made vs The real thing: Including Single handed Spey Casting