Awesome times! I hope to get back there soon!
Maybe we can all hook up.!
And those were only the decent casts I showed in the video. Lol. I edited out the poor ones!
About dry fly fishing,
Lots can be done with a 2 hander, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
First is line management.
When casting upstream, stripping in the slack is necessary if you want to be tight on a strike should a fish take. The upstream video is a poor example of it. I just got lazy. The problem with upstream fishing is that if using a mid or long line , some or most of the head will be inside the guides making it difficult to cast out again.
A couple of solutions are to overhead or perrypoke the head out before the cast.
Here's an example of it here......
The videos show a pretty easy pool to fish. It's a level water speed throughout. Only thing I was trying to do was put the line in front of the fly with a reach cast . Hardly any mending. This was to ensure I was tight to the fly for not only a strike, should a fish take, but for my initial lift to perform my cast. Way easier if the line doesn't have a big bow in it.
What about different surface speeds of a section of water? This is where the longer lines come in handy. Throwing mends to counter drag is just as fun on a two hander as is when trout fishing with a single hander.
Lastly, and already partly mentioned, is trying to be tight to the fly should a fish take. Every salmon take is different and it's hard to predict when to strike even on a short line using a single hander, but it's even harder on a long cast.
My rule is that I strike when I can't see the fly anymore.
Being tight to the fly on a long line cast will help your chances.
Please feel free to add to the discussion. Curious to know about others experiences.