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
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtrSbHRMFBo Janusz Panicz. My mentor in all things Scandi What is the difference between Scandi and Underhand Casting? First, I would like to thank Llandogo who had this to say about my Underhand casting Goran Anderson style Video: I have used the underhand style of casting for many years and your interpretation is excellent.…Continue reading The Difference Between Scandi and Underhand Styles of Casting
I needed to devote some time last week to physical fitness for my health’s sake so my time on the water was limited. The weather is warming up and more people are making their way into my parking places and it looks like I wont be enjoying the water by myself like I did all…Continue reading Jacking around with a Scandi head and Many Thanks to my Friends!
The Airflo F.I.S.T. line (Floater, Intermediate, Sink-Tip) is a new Skagit head that is roughly two thirds sinker. It enables us to fish fast runs more slowly, swing slowly in the cold, plus get deeper when needed…Peter Charles Hooked4life Fly Fishing full blown excellent Review! Here are a few random neural firings I experienced when I…Continue reading Airflo Skagit F.I.S.T.
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…Continue reading Scandinavian Spey Casting and Skagit Casting Practice…Slowing down the Lift.
Last weekend Charlie and I had some fence to fix on the honey do list but we made a little detour to the pond so I could have him video a few casts. While I was watching the replay he took my rod and played with a few snap T casts. I asked him to…Continue reading Impromtu Spey Casting Lesson
Gimme’ a week or two and I’ll clean up my forward stroke. Or at least make it look like I’m not suffering an infarction everytime I pull with my bottom hand. Ok, so there are eleven winter Steelhead that have made it up the river in my home away from home waters and there…Continue reading Scandinavian Casting Journey Continued
Here is a conglomeration of Spey casting ideas that can undoubtedly help you become a more efficient Spey caster. There are as many different ways to cast a two-handed line as there are casters so these tips may not necessarily be considered gospel to everyone out there, but if you eat the meat and…Continue reading Casting Advice for more Efficient Skagit, Scandinavian and Spey Casting