Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

6 comments / Posted on / by

By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...

Saturday Shoutout / Brookies and Steelhead

No comments yet / Posted on / by

At the risk of being self serving, I'm shouting out to an essay I put together for the good folks at Filson. They are putting some energy into beefing up the Filson Life Blog and it's looking pretty good. Check out Yellowhammers and Specks On the other...

Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

2 comments / Posted on / by

If you fly fish long enough and pay your dues, it's just a matter of time until you hook into a giant fish and experience defeat. I've always loved the saying, "It's always the big ones that get away", like it provides anglers a viable excuse...

Anchor Placement When Space Is Tight

1 comment / Posted on / by

You could write a book about anchor placement in Spey casting. In fact, I feel sure several have been written. Rightfully so, since anchor placement is the foundation on which a good Spey cast is built. For those who are not aware, the anchor is...

Switch Rods for Steelhead

6 comments / Posted on / by

OK, I admit it. I’ve been all about steelhead lately. Can you blame me? Steelhead are addictive and they ruin some guys but so far I’m resisting the urge to move into a shack on a river in the Pacific North West and instead I’m...