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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Skagit Master DVDs

Hope this is the right place for this inquiry... I have Skagit Master 1 and love all the detail that Ed Ward goes into when describing the different casts and how to execute them.

I was thinking about getting Skagit Master 4 and know its mainly about fishing the Midwest, but would like to know if Tom goes over much of the casting technique?

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I would not say so. From what I remember its mostly guys fishing and shooting the crp ...

That is slightly exaggerated, but of the 4 titles #2 is by far my favorite since Scott is addressing fishing tactics and does a good job of explaining why he does what he does in a given situation.
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I would not say so. From what I remember its mostly guys fishing and shooting the crp ...

That is slightly exaggerated, but of the 4 titles #2 is by far my favorite since Scott is addressing fishing tactics and does a good job of explaining why he does what he does in a given situation.

Not a good buy if you are looking for casting technique. Entertaining, couple a cool fly ties, but not a lot on technique like you saw on SM1.
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I think the short summary of the 4:

#1: Lots of casting technique by Ed
#2: Focused on fishing various structures by Scott
#3: Tying. Not really worth the $$$
#4: A couple of guys gone fishing. Marginal
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Thanks for the feedback fellas. It's much appreciated. I think I will have my sights set on #2 and #4.
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I apologize for hijacking this thread, but does anyone know where I can get a used copy of #1 by itself? Couldn't find one on eBay or Amazon.

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I have been considering purchasing these videos as well, I was a little thrown off by there subscription service vs just ordering there videos. Anyone here members? Would you recommend joining or just purchasing the dvd's? It seems as though they offer a lot more content than just the 4 videos.

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I think the short summary of the 4:

#1: Lots of casting technique by Ed
#2: Focused on fishing various structures by Scott
#3: Tying. Not really worth the $$$
#4: A couple of guys gone fishing. Marginal
Bingo. What he said.

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I apologize for hijacking this thread, but does anyone know where I can get a used copy of #1 by itself? Couldn't find one on eBay or Amazon.

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I guess I should followup since I started this thread now that I have all four Skagit Master DVDs. The summary's given are fairly accurate but i think leave out some important features of each.

SM1 - Yes, it teaches all sorts of casts, technique and things to think about when practicing. It also takes a look at Ward's intruder, techniques for "making" your own lines (or repairing), dry line theory with skagit, and thoughts on cool stuff that is emerging in the world of spey (noted are switch rods).

SM2 - Definitely talks about fishing structures. this also covers dry line work popping skaters in the summer/fall, then moving to focus on some winter work on the NU. I think the point of the rest of the DVD is to show you techniques you may not immediately consider and places you might pass up on a given day to show that there are indeed fish there.

SM3 - A collection of a bunch of pros/guides/tiers that show you how to tie some of their popular patterns. I think the neat thing about this one is the water visibility study of different flies in different types of water (clear, cloudy, time of day) and it really gives you some perspective without needing to dunk your head in a 50* river to see what the flies really look like.

SM4 - At first I agreed that this was about a few guys just going fishing. After watching several times I could see the focus on fishing skagit (and some Rage head work) in low water conditions as well as complex currents and varying water temps. Something big that I never thought I would need, but ended up using was how to swing flies from a boat. Lastly this also talks about fishing various fly patterns from drab to almost pure flash in really tight and small rivers. You will need to watch this one a few times to really extract the good stuff, but it's there for sure.

That's my summary of the four and have to say I like them all.

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I guess I should followup since I started this thread now that I have all four Skagit Master DVDs. The summary's given are fairly accurate but i think leave out some important features of each.

SM1 - Yes, it teaches all sorts of casts, technique and things to think about when practicing. It also takes a look at Ward's intruder, techniques for "making" your own lines (or repairing), dry line theory with skagit, and thoughts on cool stuff that is emerging in the world of spey (noted are switch rods).

SM2 - Definitely talks about fishing structures. this also covers dry line work popping skaters in the summer/fall, then moving to focus on some winter work on the NU. I think the point of the rest of the DVD is to show you techniques you may not immediately consider and places you might pass up on a given day to show that there are indeed fish there.

SM3 - A collection of a bunch of pros/guides/tiers that show you how to tie some of their popular patterns. I think the neat thing about this one is the water visibility study of different flies in different types of water (clear, cloudy, time of day) and it really gives you some perspective without needing to dunk your head in a 50* river to see what the flies really look like.

SM4 - At first I agreed that this was about a few guys just going fishing. After watching several times I could see the focus on fishing skagit (and some Rage head work) in low water conditions as well as complex currents and varying water temps. Something big that I never thought I would need, but ended up using was how to swing flies from a boat. Lastly this also talks about fishing various fly patterns from drab to almost pure flash in really tight and small rivers. You will need to watch this one a few times to really extract the good stuff, but it's there for sure.

That's my summary of the four and have to say I like them all.

Tight lines,
Bob
Thanks for the kind words. Each film leads to the next and then eventually to SM5, which I'm trying to produce now. It all about the sponsor dollars.

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Looking to buy Skagit Masters 1&2. Anybody have a used copy they are willing to sell?
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Hey Jeff,
I just want to say thank you and your production team for taking on the SM projects. While I've really benefitted from the instruction part, I also get a lot from the tying, fishing, philosophy, and jaw dropping scenery in all of the DVD's. You've made the world of two-handed angling a better place through the lens of this work, and I, for one, am extremely grateful.

I'm certainly looking forward to SM5 and want to give a plug for your upcoming book, Bent. Any updates on the release date?
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Bent

Thanks again for those kind words. The production team is just me, with a camera, some microphones and a couple of fishermen...And then I spend months editing away in my attic.

"Bent--Photos and Essays" is ready to ship. I can't say where you will find it, but someone else could.

Not hard to find.

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