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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Steelhead fishing video (w/ nice casting)

I ran across this video on another forum. It is one of the better ones I've seen on the net. For a variety of reasons.

First off, the vantage point of the casting is great. Secondly, you can see what the fly is doing and more importantly, see the fish going after the fly before finally hammering it at the end (two are caught, the last one was the most exciting hearing the reel sounding off).

It is on the North Umpqua river.

tp://theflyshop.com/Mikes_Folder/kindofabigdeal.mov



I wish there were more videos like this. Nice casting in actual fishing situations. Not just casting for casting sake. Maybe Ed's video will ring close to this.

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Okay... I've watched this at least 4 times. Talk about stoking the steelheading obsession fires! I've fished the North Umpqua only once, in my pre-two-hander days. We picked the hottest part of the summer, so spent more time in the lower main stem going after smallies.

I was interested to see the huge amount of action he put on that fly--is that typical with skaters/wakers, or more specific to that particular strain of steelhead?

Can anyone tell (probably by the color) what head he was using? I would guess Vision Ace....

Can't wait until the summer!

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Thank you RMflyrods for posting this link. We are socked in by freezing cold winter around here in Pittsburgh and the video really brightened my day. The casting is great and makes me envious but the real treat to my mind, is the fish action-just awesome!
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gives a whole new concept to skating flies!!! He is not just keeping the fly under tension using a riffle hitch - he is really stripping it fast across the water and back up towards him and the fish are going crazy!!!
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video link

For some reason, I can't get the link to open up. The address that I see is:

tp://theflyshop.com/Mikes_Folder/kindofabigdeal.mov

I also tried to add a "ht" in front of the address and it didn't go. Could someone please post the link address again.

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You can also right click the link, and save the file to your desktop for viewing.
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Brilliant!
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Rick J,

If you watch carefully you will notice that he is not "stripping" the fly in. He is flipping his rod tip in a way that sends a "pop" down the line to the fly. Scott Howell{ well known guide} has been doing that technique with his "scouper " fly on that river for some time.

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To set the record straight,both the technique seen in the video and fly style for which Scott Howell seems to get so much credit for is not new.It has been used on that river as well as many others long,long,LONG before he started guiding there.


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Is this not the Icelandic bounce?
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The reason that the link has been edited is because this shop is not a sponsor. These conditions are clearly listed in the agreement as you sign up

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That is true Mark. I just could not remember the name of one of the other persons[this one was an old timer] that was well known for something similar[more of a "palsy",trembling arm style]. Bob Clay sometimes uses a variation of the style.

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