I spent last Saturday hanging out with Gary Carlson at the Red Shed Clearwater Spey Clave. He showed me this cool overhead drill he likes to do, to promote more bottom hand use in the cast, that should translate nicely into using more bottom hand in the Spey cast. We were casting one of his […]
My latest video with some bad casting by yours truly, with mending, line control, and random tips, followed by a couple really good videos by Ard Stetts and Patient Pete, Two really, really good fishermen. Also, I threw in a few more videos from seriously fishy fellers (SFF) Zach Williams, and Jon Hazlet, etc. to […]
1) Squeeze the Rod with your bottom hand and relax your top hand. This will help you use your bottom hand throughout the cast whether you are casting midrange or Skagit Casting for Distance. 2) Sweep with your bottom hand as much as possible. This will prepare you for using the bottom hand during the […]
The North 40 Fly shop just came out with this new 40 plus minute video featuring Klaus Frimor at the Montana Trout Spey Clave this year, hot off the press! It’s touted as a Scandi casting crash course. Klaus is hilarious of course and gives the Skagit guys a pretty hard time, all in good […]
The most important elements in Casting a longer Spey line a long distance are anchor placement, a taught, powerful V loop, with no slack, and it doesn’t hurt to have a long, powerful forward stroke. I think a great way to practice is to work mostly on the V loop and anchor placement before worrying […]
I love this guys teaching technique and casting style.
As far as the Perry Poke goes I usually pitch a wedge of line way out in front of me and cast it more like Ed Wards Snap T. I find it a very powerful cast for creating line speed used by some great casters such as George Cook and Josh Lynn. I love the […]
I had the opportunity to practice with my competition rod on a quiet lake under optimal conditions for casting and videoing so I decided to try to improve on my single spey presentation. I thought I could make it short and sweet but I rambled on more than my original single spey how to […]
I scoured the internet for some seldom seen footage of Travis Johnson and came across this article about sink tips for winter steelhead, and multi-density Skagit lines. I found it all very interesting. A Tip on Tips, and a Line on Lines Well my winter steelhead season is not done but we are well […]
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