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
A few tips for Spey fishermen who are transitioning from winter steelhead and trout fishing in colder water temperatures that require casting heavy Skagit lines, heavy sink tips, and weighted flies to spey casting for summer steelhead and, or trout in warmer water temperatures with smaller flies. Scandi lines are very light, rear weighted, and…Continue reading From Skagit lines and sink tips to floating scandi lines
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)
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.
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…Continue reading OPST Commando Skagit Review…kind of. Part 1
Whether you like short heads or not you must admit that this video production took a lot of work and is funny, amusing, informative and very well done! Hats off to Oliver Sutro! Here is another cool video By Oliver Sutro…
I enjoyed an epic Fathers day weekend of swinging mini Spey heads with Streamers for Trout because I spent some time on the river with my boys. Charlie is a beast. We spent two evenings on our local water and I could not get him to quit, even after filling his waders, wading in arm…Continue reading Happy Fathers Day- Mini Spey Heads for Trout with my Boys
Ok, its not an Official OPST Commando Skagit head, its mock up from a chopped factory shooting head I destroyed. Charlie is casting with an 8’6″ 6/7 single hander that has had the tip broke a time or two, so its probably a little over 8′ long. The rod is lined with a little Skagit…Continue reading Kid Casting a Commando Skagit Head