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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Single Speys with a Bullet weight

I tried some single spey casts with my Skagit gear and a bullet weight. I wrote about it here. Happy New Year everybody.
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Cheers Tim. It looks really good on the video As you wrote in your blog post still not enough speed into the sweep but it looks better than your perry pokes on the previous video.
I'm glad you accepted the challenge Hope you're too
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Cheers Tim. It looks really good on the video As you wrote in your blog post still not enough speed into the sweep but it looks better than your perry pokes on the previous video.
I'm glad you accepted the challenge Hope you're too
Thank you Janusz! I learned quite a bit with that little experience. Unfortunately I also learned that my waterborn anchor casting need lots of work too. Lots of operator error in the edited video clips as you can see from the poorly executed Perry poke I did show, but also had some interesting double spey casts. Hopefully I will get some of those published soon. They are interesting (and painful) too watch. Thank you for challenging me. Yes, I am very glad!!!

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Slow motion

By the way, its pretty fun to watch in slow motion! Some pretty good splashes.
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Nice clip! Love single speyin with a Skagit, seems like most folks thinks it can't be done. Very efficient cast that gets your fly back in the water in a jiff! Thanks for sharing!
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Nice looking casts!

I have also been playing with the single and it is pretty efficient even with a heavy fly and tips but still think a water borne sustained anchor cast is more powerful with a Skagit system. But nice to have options in the quiver
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Nice looking casts!

I have also been playing with the single and it is pretty efficient even with a heavy fly and tips but still think a water borne sustained anchor cast is more powerful with a Skagit system. But nice to have options in the quiver
Can you explain why should the waterborne cast be more powerful than single spey cast?
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maybe more powerful is not accurate but with really heavy flies (and not necessarily just due to lead weight but big rabbit flies) and heavy tips - a touch and go cast just does not seem to function nearly as well as a sustained anchor cast - especially when your rod is loaded in the upper grain window of a Skagit system. It is easier to get slack into the system when moving a heavy fly at the end of your system during the T&G process if not timed perfectly and it seems you get more of a hinging effect with the heavy fly. When the entire sink tip settles with a sustained anchor cast it acts as single system being sent into the forward cast with less hinging - not sure that makes sense but it certainly works better for me- but then my single still needs work
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Nice video skagitmeister. That looks difficult! Way to challenge yourself. The last shot is Best, with the trout in hand. Is that Skagitmeister Jr.? Really cool. Nate
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Tim,
When I heard the "pole dancer" music and saw the Texas-rigging (slip sinker), I was expecting a thong and heels. Try "un-seeing" that...
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When I heard the "pole dancer" music and saw the Texas-rigging (slip sinker), I was expecting a thong and heels. Try "un-seeing" that...
You make me want to poke out my mind's eye! I hope the music wasn't too cheesy. I thought I would try something different!
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Yoda - really wish you had not posted that - will haunt me for the rest of the day and likely into at least next week!!
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Nice video skagitmeister. That looks difficult! Way to challenge yourself. The last shot is Best, with the trout in hand. Is that Skagitmeister Jr.? Really cool. Nate
I agree Nate. Thanks! Yes, that is my son Charlie. He was kind enough to have a good attitude about videoing my casting while we waited for the water temps to warm just a little. We spent the rest of the day trying diligently to find him a steelhead willing to play. We didn't have any luck but did manage to find some trout. It was truly a great day on the water.
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I agree Nate. Thanks! Yes, that is my son Charlie. He was kind enough to have a good attitude about videoing my casting while we waited for the water temps to warm just a little. We spent the rest of the day trying diligently to find him a steelhead willing to play. We didn't have any luck but did manage to find some trout. It was truly a great day on the water.
You are a blessed man Skagitmeister. There is no better fishing partner than ones son or daughter. Please keep up the cool videos. Nate
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I've started anew thread in the General category rather than co-opting the video intent of this one.
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