The Double Spey using a high slow sweep is a very easy Skagit Cast for new Casters!
Conditions were right for a casting video on a fishing trip with Charlie to a local haunt where we are often skunked, but hey.
We made a high Slow Skagit double Spey video Using my beloved Beulah Classic 12’7″ two-hander with a 500 grain Rio Skagit short, old model, 10′ of t14 which I hate on this rod, (I prefer t8 or t11,) or better yet a Scandi head and t8 tip, with a reasonably easy casting bug tied on. In this case, I used a Pic yer Pocket which is reasonable enough.
The Casting is not elegant. I edited out tailing loops, collision loops, and blown anchors but included a few blowed anchors, slack, lots of slack at inappropriate times, and quite a bit of tailing loop tendencies in many of the casts.
Nevertheless, a high slow sweep is a fun easy way to cast Skagit. It works best for me with really heavy flies and also works with lighter stuff too.
Give it a try if you are struggling with your Skagit Casting. Its fun, easy and works well.
Oh, by the way, we tried every trick in the book, including gear, fished hard till dark, and still managed to get skunked, but it felt great to get out on the water and fish with Charlie.
Thanks for watching. Peace, Out.