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
I want to throw a bone to my friends who come to this site regularly. Although I have made so many mistakes here, including negligence and incompetence (loosing my email list, maybe twice) people regular users still check in and I want to show my appreciation by dropping some value bombs by way of sharing…Continue reading A Spey, Skagit, Scandi Casting tip for readers of this Site
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
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.
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…Continue reading OPST Commando Skagit Review…kind of. Part 1
The Snake Roll cast is a very powerful Spey cast and very easy cast to learn. You just point your rod downstream and let the current straighten out your line. Now your fly is on the dangle. Very slowly draw the number 9 or the letter e backward with your rod tip. VERY SLOWLY. In fact,…Continue reading Snake Roll Spey Cast…Help for Beginners