When you mention OH casting, do you mean two hand? That was working with a regular fly line? Most of my fishing here happens in very rough surf, too rough for any kind of water anchor, I fear. Pretty sure I will be doing a quick setup-and-throw for the most part. We strip our flies right up onto the beach break.
Regarding lines--still learning, but I wonder if an integrated line would make things easier? Might be cheaper to get a Skagit system... Then I could use the same running line to float or sink a fly?
I need to start a new thread in the proper place, sorry.
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