Originally published in 2016 What do you do when you get a text message from a friend inviting you on a “just bring your lunch” trip to fish XYZ creek? You leap up in the air, click your heals together, and start building peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have the uncanny ability to surround…Continue reading Surround Yourself With the Right People!
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
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…Continue reading Review: Tom Larimer Skagit Revolution
What, exactly, is Underhand Casting? What separates underhand casting, Goran Andersson style, from Modern Scandinavian casting, or any other kind of casting, at least at the outset, is the use of very short shooting heads couple with long mono leaders. We are talking 15′ to 24′ feet long monofilament leaders. This lends itself well to…Continue reading Underhand Casting Goran Andersson Style
I’ve never met Lee Davison of Snake River Outfitters fame and Ballistic Spey lines but word on the street, or on the river, is that he is a respected competition caster who won the senior Division at the much Ballyhooed Spey-O-Rama, deep wading, gnarly angle change, nasty wind, long distance Spey casting tourney last year. He…Continue reading Lee Davison Spey Casting Instruction
I have been reading Ard Stetts posts on Speypages, and other internet sites for years so it was great to run across his Youtube videos this morning. Art has some different and unique techniques for Spey fishing for Trout, Steelhead and Salmon. He is a guide and outdoorsman in Alaska and a swell guy from…Continue reading Streamer Fishing Techniques with Ard Stetts
Figuring out how to a line your Spey rod with sink tips for Steelhead or Trout can be very confusing. It’s not. A common question I see on the internet is what kind of leader do I need to put on my sink tip for Steelhead, or something like that. Its very easy. It…Continue reading Sink tips for Steelhead… What kind of leader should I use?
Spey fishing for Steelhead is not complicated. There are a few things that are important for you to know if you havent done it before. Some will seem ridiculously obvious but they are so absolutely vital that they need to be in the forefront of your mind while you are Spey fishing for Steelhead. There…Continue reading Beginners guide to Spey fishing for Steelhead