My favorite cheap running line is Berkley Big Game Ultragreen #40lbs test. Its cheap and shoots great. It sinks though, but for the price thats not a deal breaker. It requires good stretching just like the more expensive Varivas Airs which doesn’t sink as much and shoots like crazy. Varivas AIRS, a monofilament line has…Continue reading The Best, Cheapest, Favorite Mono Running lines: Use and Disposal
Spey rod review. Spey rod shootout. Whatever. Consider this a Spey rod review in a shootout fashion that has taken place over years. I only recommend Spey rods or two -handed rods that I have owned, cast, fished or have heard very good reviews myself. I get a commision from a spey rod sale off…Continue reading Spey rod Reviews for the Working Man
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…Continue reading Skagit Casting Made Easy (er)
Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. We hiked into a remote canyon choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout but the foliage made overhead casting difficult. I used an 8′ Cortland single hand 5/6…Continue reading Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey and the Salmon fly hatch.
Pete does an amazing job breaking down the steps to spey casting and provides a bunch of tips. If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is the perfect episode for you…Dave, Wet Fly Swing If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is…Continue reading Interview with Pete Humphries
What, exactly, is Underhand Casting? What separates underhand casting, Goran Andersson style, from Modern Scandinavian casting, or any other kind of casting, at least at the outset, is the use of very short shooting heads couple with long mono leaders. We are talking 15′ to 24′ feet long monofilament leaders. This lends itself well to…Continue reading Underhand Casting Goran Andersson Style
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…Continue reading Continuous Motion – Continuous Load?
Chris Tracewell, Mastermind of Morse Coding Tim Rawlins photo My good buddy Chris from Morse Coding needed a movie star who could act like he was Spey fishing so I offered my services. I was my own agent and shrewdly architectured the terms of the, ahem, “modeling contract”…Continue reading So, I Starred in this Video… (only in the first, like, 25 seconds)