06
Feb
11

Spey Casting: Followup Homework

I spent the better part of the day on the Sandy River fishing for steelhead. No pulls, but I had a good day. I found a very nice drift. I fished reasonably well and had the luxury of no one pushing me downstream. I got to practice, visualize (remember the post re Mike Kinney and his excellent word pictures?) and correct. At the end of the day, maybe two thirds of the casts really laid out nicely, but my attitude was such that there was no pressure, just a relaxed time on the water with beautiful conditions.

Snap T, or was it a Snap C?

But, I decided to do some followup studying when I got home and try to figure out why my Snap T’s or Z’s..er C’s petered out and caused my fly to unerringly wrap around the end of my rod. I need visuals. I came across a site by Alastair Gowans @ LetsFlyFish. It has some nice basic visuals re some of the Skagit casts as well as other types of fly fishing casts. I also need to pull out Ed Wards Skagit Master DVD and review while today’s fishing is fresh on the mind. I am building the imprint. Got home for last half of the Super Bowl and then it started pouring outside. The day was perfect. (Ok, upon further review, I am not bringing my rod back down river after the snap, but rather stopping as shown in pic, which leaves it open to tangles)



2 Responses to “Spey Casting: Followup Homework”


  1. 1 Brent
    February 6, 2011 at 21:52

    You are a braver man than I attempting a snap t with a sinking line! We fished the Clack today-no chrome but some nice trout! Didn’t expect that!

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    • 2 SwittersB
      February 6, 2011 at 22:07

      It was a perfect day. Maybe that is it..the T14. It is hard to get it in the air. Have to roll it up and get it moving before I pull back. Any way, you know what I mean. Take care!!!

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