Some excellent tips here and quality instruction from April Vokey and Anchored Outdoors
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
1) Squeeze the Rod with your bottom hand and relax your top hand. This will help you use your bottom hand throughout the cast whether you are casting midrange or Skagit Casting for Distance. 2) Sweep with your bottom hand as much as possible. This will prepare you for using the bottom hand during the…Continue reading 23 Tips to Improve your Skagit Casting Distance and Power
Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. We hiked into a remote canyon choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout but the foliage made overhead casting difficult. I used an 8′ Cortland single hand 5/6…Continue reading Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey and the Salmon fly hatch.
There are no rules, other than It must be fun. It has to be a happy day. Dad needs to be in a good mood, the entire time. It’s like training a puppy. It’s not about demanding that the puppy obey, it’s more about building a bond and establishing a rapport with the puppy and…Continue reading 15 tips for Teaching a Kid (teenager) to Love Fly Fishing
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.
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 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
When performing any Spey Cast it is important for the lower leg of the D loop and the anchor (which is basically any part of the line, tip, leader or fly left on or in the water when the forward cast is being applied) to be aligned with the intended target. In this video young…Continue reading Spey Casting – Anchor Position Affects the D Loop.