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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Perry Poke City

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I think Mike could use a better camera man there, or rather since the video quality itself is excellent, one that is paying more attention to what he is trying to get across.

But fun material. Can't seem to resist getting klickbaited!
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I think Mike could use a better camera man there, or rather since the video quality itself is excellent, one that is paying more attention to what he is trying to get across.

But fun material. Can't seem to resist getting klickbaited!
Ten videos with one click! Where else can you find value like that? (Including the Armenian on the Brule...at no extra charge!) Happy to be of service.
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Nice videos skagit meister. Perry pokes are so helpful in tight quarters. I agree on the McCune video. If the camera man could have taken a few steps back, a better view would have been seen. Still helpful though. McCune is a smooth caster. Makes it look effortless!
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Nice videos skagit meister. Perry pokes are so helpful in tight quarters. I agree on the McCune video. If the camera man could have taken a few steps back, a better view would have been seen. Still helpful though. McCune is a smooth caster. Makes it look effortless!
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Hahaha! Good one botsari. That made me laugh. Nate
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Great little collection of videos. I've always been fond of the poke. While I don't use it as a primary cast to cover a run, it has always been helpful in tight quarters, in brutal winds, to correct a poor setup, and I use it as a change up cast if I get in a casting funk. A great feather in any two-handed casters quiver.
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actually I would disagree - perhaps a few camera angles - one further back to see anchor position but learning to cast is all about muscle memory and this means understanding what the hands and arms are doing - this video allows you to easily focus on what Mike is doing with hands and arms - if you do the right muscle memory stuff the rod and line will follow
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Camera...

I thought it was a good video and he addressed the continuous motion/ pause conundrum pretty fairly. He may not have been mic'd up, thus the closeup camera work, which I thought was fine. It was free after all. Thanks Mike and Headhunters.

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Thanks for the vids...The Perry poke is my most-used cast for the beach, and river right. I also use a variation of a snap T into a poke for river left. I like it because it's compact, efficient and allows lots of power into the cast.
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I have done a Downstream Perry Poke where I set the anchor using a Snake Roll anchoring. It is easy and pruduce longer cast than a Double Spey and I think its because the anchor comes better 180 decrees to casting direction across the river.

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a perry poke is an actual cast in and of itself. A poke on the other hand can be done with essentially any cast off either shoulder. Agree that a poke off a snake works well but if you position the anchor correctly on a PP and drop your line in the direction of your target or just upstream of it - you will get a very powerful cast. With tips it is often advantageous to do a wrap with the PP - this gives you a longer sweep in the D loop formation and can help with sink tips and heavy flies
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I have done a Downstream Perry Poke where I set the anchor using a Snake Roll anchoring. It is easy and pruduce longer cast than a Double Spey and I think its because the anchor comes better 180 decrees to casting direction across the river.

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I also find it's more forgiving than the circle-C or double spey for the same reason: that everything is more easily positioned where it needs to be in relation to the D-loop.
I should mention, I use primarily compact skagit or Rage heads..not sure how it would work with longer belly lines.
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I did the Perry Poke and didn't even know it was an officially named sustained anchor cast. One particular spot I fish for steelhead in NY (many of you know the LFZ steps) is tough because I can't wade in more than 12", there's overhanging trees and a steep bank behind me, guys upstream swinging not more than 40 feet away and a strong downstream current right in front of me. I stumbled into the perry poke trying to figure out how the heck to formulate a decent cast in this obstacle course of a spot.

Thanks for sharing this plethora of pokes.

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a perry poke is an actual cast in and of itself. A poke on the other hand can be done with essentially any cast off either shoulder. Agree that a poke off a snake works well but if you position the anchor correctly on a PP and drop your line in the direction of your target or just upstream of it - you will get a very powerful cast. With tips it is often advantageous to do a wrap with the PP - this gives you a longer sweep in the D loop formation and can help with sink tips and heavy flies
The Perry Poke is a cast on it's self. I thought the Poke in the PP referred to the initial "jab" - for lack of more fitting term - of the rod and not to the line dump done by poking the rod at the water. Minor un-important detail maybe , but this line dump/poke is different and can be added to several casts .

I was introduced to the line-dump as a way to salvage a cast when the anchor/fly isn't positioned correctly. This essentially what is said in the 2nd vid there.

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