The Best, Cheapest, Favorite Mono Running lines: Use and Disposal

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

Videos and advice about setting the hook on Steelhead

How to set the hook when Spey fishing for Steelhead I wrote everything I know about setting the hook for Steelhead in my, ahem,  award-winning article The Steelhead Plan.  An epic drama the actually features your’s truly setting the hook on a Steelhead and landing it. Here are three videos covering the subject. Enjoy. 1)…Continue reading Videos and advice about setting the hook on Steelhead

Rio Skagit Mow Tips as Skagit lines (shooting heads) for Short rods.

Last Summer I picked up a Cortland Fairplay 8′ 5/6 fly rod at Walmart.  You can’t order these things online through Walmart but you can find them at some of the larger stores if you’re lucky.  I was pleasantly surprised with the rod’s performance.  Of Course, the components on a 30 dollar fly rod are…Continue reading Rio Skagit Mow Tips as Skagit lines (shooting heads) for Short rods.