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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-2017, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you who haven't seen it, everything you ought to know if you pick up a Spey rod. Knowing tradition is important. You don't have to follow it but you should know one of the places where the rod in your hand originated and why and how it was done.

Blue Charm - watch in full or just the trailer

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http://www.fishingtv.com/episode/blu...ith-ian-gordon
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Fun video, I have not yet had the opportunity to fish the River Spey, but I have been Salmon fishing in Scotland. I also had the pleasure of fishing with Ian Gordon and Scott MacKenzie on the River Moy at the Ridge Pool. Both are true gentleman. What I find ironic, is Ian's use of the term, spey casting and identifying a hair winged fly (the Cascade) as a spey fly. Identifying a rod as s "Spey Rod" and two handed casting as "Spey Casting" is as American as Apple Pie. Why Spey, because ti was sexy and it separated the elite fly casters into an even smaller group. Two handed rods came long before the boys of the PNW started their campaign. Harry Lemire and jim Green's story is just one of many of the modern day pioneers of two handed rods and casting. Two handed rods may not have been popular, but they have been used for Salmon and Steelhead for well over 100 years. The longer rods were replaced as manmade materials took over rod manufacturing. The so called revolution of spey/skagit casting is fueled by the American dream of making everything bigger, better, faster and easier. We have forgotten the "sport" of fly fishing. I love the traditional aspect of fly fishing, and try to keep it alive. We have, and I am as guilty as the next, taken the challenge out of fly casting by over developing the sport. I was quite fortunate to have great mentors, true pioneers of the sport. Sadly, the handed down knowledge from the legends of fly fishing has been lost to the instant pro status of the internet. Debate on what fly fishing is will never be won on this stage. I know what fly fishing is for me and love to share what brings me so much joy. The cool thing is, I no longer feel the need to convert anyone to my way of thinking. If you want to spey cast your single handed spey rod, with mono running line, 10 foot head and jig headed leach and call it fly fishing, power on. An No I don't wear a tweed jacket on the river, I would but they don't sell them in the local fly shop.
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