In the above Video, I will share my version of three Skagit casting techniques, including the dreaded Perry Poke, which when performed properly on the Deschutes, has been know to scare Atlantic Salmon as far away as Denmark. Most recently the Perry Poke has been made popular by Ed Ward, the Skagit Casting legend. Skagit Double […]
First of all Tom Larimer is not an “out and around” Ed Ward type of Skagit caster. That is good because he has his own style of Skagit casting that is a little more akin to conventional spey casting that could be construed as similar to Modern Scandi casting using waterborne anchors. To me, his […]
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 […]
I had a chance to fish with my buddies Deathstar lined with a Skagit Flight and a MOW tip. Dang, I wish I had never sold mine. One of the most fun rods ever to cast. If you still have one don’t upgrade. I have yet to find one.
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 […]
Thanks to Poppy at the Redshed Fly Shop I was able to implement the try before you buy plan and try a couple Airflo Skagit Scout heads and a 10′ OPST Micro Spey floating tip. I picked the Airflo Skagit Scout 180 grain as opposed to the OPST Commando head because I wanted to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]