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.
I had the opportunity to fish and cast with the OPST Commando head coupled with a 10’ Micro Skagit floating head and I had a ball. I don’t necessarily recommend this set up as ideal because the heavy body of the OPST Commando pretty much overpowered the dainty OPST mico tip but it was fun […]
When it comes to Skagit Casting technique there seems to be a lot of talk about ripping the line across the water to make a big white mouse to load the rod. From my experience, a lot of casters don’t know what exactly to do with that loaded rod but used correctly it can be […]
Not many fish in the rivers but I was fortunate enough to take advantage of the lengthening days and get some casting practice in. I picked up a Scientific Anglers Skagit head and wanted to compare it to my trustee Rio Skagit Short. Plus, the SA head is bright orange and I was hoping it […]
Not my favorite cast. In fact I’m not exactly sure the last time I tried it if at all. I don’t cast cack handed often but it is fun. Similar to making whoopee over 50 (not miles an hour either) It’s been such a long time that I forgot which way to point my toes […]
The bullet weight on the rabbit strip video was supposed to be a one and done. After the Skagit cast killers video I posted one short video doing a single spey with a heavy Skagit rig, thinking it couldn’t really be done very well because that is what we are led to believe because that is […]
I’m casting my trustee Beulah Classic 7/8 Spey rod with a 19′ 570 grain chopped beer can Skagit head and 10′ of t14 with a weighted fly. It’s pretty old school and too heavy for my personal liking but the rod can handle it and it’s what I had for Skagit artillery at the moment. […]
Is this a Skagit Cast? Don’t laugh. This guy hooked 3 fish that afternoon! Is this a Skagit Cast? Or this? Or these? Or…..? This?
Ed Ward, Skagit Casting Legend, aka RiverAddict on Speypages posted the following comment on Speypages in response to this blog post about the constant motion, continuous load, Ed Ward Skagit casting style. Thank You, Ed Ward, Skagit casting guru for taking the time to respond to linespeedjedi.com. I really appreciate your taking the time to […]
See that photo above? That is Greg Holt Casting. Nice eh? He is a proponent of the CM/CL theory of casting. I have not personally jumped on board with the continuous motion, (cm) continuous load (cl) theories of Skagit Casting. I understand the point that is being made by the cm/cl disciples but I can’t […]