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
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
I scoured the internet for some seldom seen footage of Travis Johnson and came across this article about sink tips for winter steelhead, and multi-density Skagit lines. I found it all very interesting. A Tip on Tips, and a Line on Lines Well my winter steelhead season is not done but we are well…Continue reading Featuring Travis Johnson with some Winter Chrome Tips
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
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
When it comes to Skagit Casting technique there seems to be a lot of talk about ripping the line across the water to make a big white mouse to load the rod. From my experience, a lot of casters don’t know what exactly to do with that loaded rod but used correctly it can be…Continue reading Skagit Casting Troubles? Try a high, slow, sweep…
See that photo above? That is Greg Holt Casting. Nice eh? He is a proponent of the CM/CL theory of casting. I have not personally jumped on board with the continuous motion, (cm) continuous load (cl) theories of Skagit Casting. I understand the point that is being made by the cm/cl disciples but I can’t…Continue reading Continuous Motion – Continuous Load?