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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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A Plerthora of Varius Spey lifts

I found some varius really good info on different lifts Including a rare gem by Evan Unti and some new stuff of my own

... the pseudo-science of running-lines and matching heads has now devolved into such a miasma of obfuscation that it is a wonder that people are even not more confused....Erik Helm

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Good stuff.
Evan Unti makes an excellent point I believe about watching what the line is doing rather than focusing too intently on hand/arm and rod motions. Interesting piece there also with Peter Charles turning the dreaded Bloddy L generally considered a casting fault into a working anchor-placement and that last paragraph about the splitting hairs got me thinking of CM/CL and how much of that is more splitting hairs, style versus casting that is truly a technique on its' own. Don't mean to bash or to start an argument. Open discussion would cool though...

Just sharing my thoughts.
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Good stuff.
Evan Unti makes an excellent point I believe about watching what the line is doing rather than focusing too intently on hand/arm and rod motions. Interesting piece there also with Peter Charles turning the dreaded Bloddy L generally considered a casting fault into a working anchor-placement and that last paragraph about the splitting hairs got me thinking of CM/CL and how much of that is more splitting hairs, style versus casting that is truly a technique on its' own. Don't mean to bash or to start an argument. Open discussion would cool though...

Just sharing my thoughts.
My sentiments exactly Vic. I think it helps watching what the line is doing and focusing on that first before focusing on hand arm motions. Having said that though, it has transformed my casting when I do pay strict attention to my hand / arm position. So they go hand in hand for me.
As far as the CM / CL goes there are so many variables that I have personally arrived at the conclusion that for big flies and heavy tips high and slow works best for me and for lighter flies and tips peeling the line off the water with a low and flat sweep works well. A couple years ago a pause worked well for me but now I cant do a Skagit cast without constant motion. A constant load seems impossible but when trying to explain how to do it for someone the words constant motion and continuous load seem to best describe what needs to happen to make the cast work. So I think Ed is on to something so I try to apply his principles while I'm figuring out what works for me. It is all still constantly unfolding for me.

... the pseudo-science of running-lines and matching heads has now devolved into such a miasma of obfuscation that it is a wonder that people are even not more confused....Erik Helm

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