Jonesing for a beautiful rod. Dear Dr. Linsespeed, I am looking to buy a spey rod for $800 or less. I am looking for a versatile rod that I will primarily use on the McKenzie and the Willamette, with occasional trips to the Deschutes, Rogue, Umpqua, and Sandy. I have only been spey casting for […]
“I personally consider this exercise from James Chalmers of Galeforce is easily the single most important exercise in learning long stroke style spey casting, and also for some of the modern shooting head casting techniques and to improve spey casting technique with a single handed rod”….Robert Gillespie So without further adu, I present to you […]
This video has music, its got tricks. Whats not to like?
Poppy at the Red Shed fly shop has always been great to do business with. He also is featured in a cool video. He has a great selections of Spey rods and lines, including Galeforce, Nextcast and Airflo. Also he carries the highly coveted Commando heads Locally, Reed at Fin and Fire in Redmond Oregon […]
This is my favorite lately, featuring Travis Johnson. Great instructional clip.
I have to give the nod to Ed Ward for the funnest clip to watch, the Skagitmaster 1 video trailer. I know that Skagit casting is poo-pooed by many a longbelly enthusiast but I also know that Travis Johnson who is a world champion and Speyorama champion uses Skagit lines for fishing and even stars […]
This is my favorite spey casting video. Its Brian Styskal casting a Nextcast comp line that is over 70 feet long. He is using a Burkheimer competition spey rod. He throws pointy loops that we mortals would be thrilled with if we were using a 30 Scandinavian shooting head. His line speed is amazing. For […]
In honor of the late Johnny Kuehn I am featuring this cool spey rod I built using Mieser components, including nice cork and a very expensive reel seat. Unfortunately my rod dryer malfunctioned and the rod ended up with some carpet fuzz and bubbles in the finish epoxy so the rod is not exactly “pristine” in […]