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Casting Skagit lines in tight quarters.


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Why were you whispering ??
Your videos are always entertaining buddy ... they make me think of times I'm on the river
Very enjoyable to watch ... love the excitement in the intro !!


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Why were you whispering ??
Your videos are always entertaining buddy ... they make me think of times I'm on the river
Very enjoyable to watch ... love the excitement in the intro !!


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I really appreciate the comment! Thanks a lot. Yes I was a very happy camper to have the day off with nowhere to be but on the river. I gotta get the audio thing figured out! But at least i'm having fun. So happy you get a kick out of the videos Mike.
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I really appreciate the comment! Thanks a lot. Yes I was a very happy camper to have the day off with nowhere to be but on the river. I gotta get the audio thing figured out! But at least i'm having fun. So happy you get a kick out of the videos Mike.
I hear you loud and clear about having a day off of "life" and heading to the river !!
I'm usually selfish and take the entire time to myself ... the odd photo to share with everyone. I couldn't imagine taking the time to shoot a video ... so for that I am thankful for you and your efforts to do that !! My hat is off to you sir for thinking about the rest of us

I truly dig you videos ... down to earth and I can relate with your thoughts on the river and how you dissect your casting during certain situations. Very cool !!


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What I like about them is when your trying to describe something but don't have the words. You make these gesters with your hands and face and I think I know exactly what your talking about but also don't have the words.

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You seem very comfortable in your casting, linking different casts(snake roll/poke cast) that way.
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Snake poke, eh? I like it. It suggests connections or similarities between otherwise very different casting styles.
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Snake poke?

Only a cowboy or somebody who's never been bitten would poke a snake!

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Snake poke, eh? I like it. It suggests connections or similarities between otherwise very different casting styles.
Yes - I believe so. It points to the fundamentals of spey casting - the commonalities across all styles.
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You can turn any spey cast, any style, into a poke - the snake roll is especially excellent for tight quarters since it is easy to change the location of the oval to get the anchor way out in the river in one go. And just one amongst many possible examples of why having a longer rod can arguably be better, not worse, in tight situations. Harder to get as easy a result doing the same with a double spey, and instead of trying to reach way out I usually do a flick out into the river from a more upright position before the anchor lands. When doing a snap t poke out into the river it morphs into something like a cac-handed snake anyway. And the usual way a perry poke is taught is just an aborted single spey.

Nice to see you out in the cold. I’m a wuss from CA but I finally got to fish in full on downcoming snow near grants pass last week. Loved it, but it was not really cold enough to give me real winter steelhead cred, I do get that.
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