Skagit pause or no pause
Something that interests me is the idea of Constant motion casting, i once explained an idea of constant motion casting at a Spey clave many years ago in Canada and low and behold a F.F.F. casting instructor who was at the show started teaching Constant motion casting, which of course he was not doing.
Its not that i have invented a new style of Speycasting, but i read a lot of old books, so much so that it has become a little addictive over the years, and i will repeat... i have invented nothing.
We all know the details that went into traditional Salmon flies, well why would the fly be so important...... and the rod, line and cast .... not so, just doesn't make sense.
In the worded statement below, is Alexander Grant explaining to Jock Scott his casting style in his own personal letters, please remember Greenheart rods were what we would call soft, but no less powerful, the rod tip would travel much further back than the rods we use today, but again i say the rods could be made strong and the tip travel fast, it was always said think of swinging a heavy hammer rather than tapping with a light one at the end of the handle.
Now some observations regarding what I call and mean by practical
fly casting. When casting on the Thames I called my cast a modification of the 'Spey' cast. Critical observers there called it the 'Planet' cast. Arthur D.Craeshay (Silver Grey) called it 'perpetual motion, for the simple reason that it was done with a tight line from end to end and not an atom of time lost in its delivery'.
Now the cast used was about as far away as you can get from the underhand style of casting, in fact its the exact opposite, Another forum sexyloops had a big thread on this subject including slow mo filming.
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