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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen Bob Clays video when he brings a fish in , he places the long rod on the ground, feels his way up and brings the line and thus fish to hand. Hardys old catalogues encouraged anglers to keep the tip 'well up'.

James Reid advises 'keep the rod tip low.

Fishing alone with a telescopic and folding 6' handled landing net, what's the best plan using the long double handed rod?

By the way, lovely rods and reels Mark
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I now use the method as shown on Ed Ward's Skagit Master 2 DVD and also suggested by James to pull a large loop or two off the reel when the fish is in close and ready to land, move/cast the rod tip behind you as you release the loop, then grab the line as it will be in front of you and handline in the fish.
I also use this method for trout bamboo rods.
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I now use the method as shown on Ed Ward's Skagit Master 2 DVD and also suggested by James to pull a large loop or two off the reel when the fish is in close and ready to land, move/cast the rod tip behind you as you release the loop, then grab the line as it will be in front of you and handline in the fish.
I also use this method for trout bamboo rods.
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Nearly always fishing alone, this is the technique I've used since I started spey 8 or 10 years ago. With all of two fish on my Reid spey, it worked just as well, protecting the tip. The one addition I would make is to point the rod toward the river once you have the leader in hand, as that is the direction the fish will be going if you lose control. You don't want pressure on the tip directly opposite the direction the rod is pointing.
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Some good suggestions on landing fish by yourself.--I Have watched Bob Clays video on landing, but I wonder if anyone has seen any other videos actually demonstrating proper landing technique?--Seems pretty straightforward, however being a "visual" person, "a picture is worth a thousand words"

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That is a fantastic illustration !!
You have now earned the position to be the "Official Speypages Illustrator" !!
Your sketches and numbers are excellent ... though your penmanship is legible, we will need to work on that a little

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WOW!---GREAT post with amazing hand done illustrations.---YES, A picture is worth a thousand words.-- Not only did I you capture the excitement of the event, but interjected some fun humor.---Thanks for sharing!---My only regret in life us that my artistic endeavors have never gotten past "stick-people" and a PERFECTLY dressed Jock Scott.---Practice. Practice. Practice

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not such a big deal, it's how he pays his bills...

If he wasn't pretty good, he'd be fishing for catfish will
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...good excuse for drawing the ever so rare adipose, hey.

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I'm going to go fish my new JM Reid Steelheader's Favorite.

I'll tell you about it later. She was already christened with two fish, skated up on a blue/purple/black muddler.

That is a spectacularly beautiful rod, Shammy. And having seen you wield a stick, I'd lay money it throws thunderbolts.
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Nice! Is that his new penta or the hex? I guess I must have seen some shots of it if it was delivered in the past few months or so on his IG page.
I have a Steelheader's Favourite due next year sometime around autumn, and just tossing it up over the 5 or 6 sided. James seems pretty excited about his new penta, as well as the SF model which was a few years in development. It's supposedly lighter and slightly faster and to date have only owned/used a trout penta.

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"Holy !*@#!!! Look at that James Reid bamboo" Awesome!

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Nice! Is that his new penta or the hex? I guess I must have seen some shots of it if it was delivered in the past few months or so on his IG page.
I have a Steelheader's Favourite due next year sometime around autumn, and just tossing it up over the 5 or 6 sided. James seems pretty excited about his new penta, as well as the SF model which was a few years in development. It's supposedly lighter and slightly faster and to date have only owned/used a trout penta.

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Hey Sevilla,

She's a hex. Deep loading, but she doesn't feel slow at all- a very powerful taper. I expect the pent might be a little quicker, yet, but I feel no need for it- I'm a fairly relaxed caster.

You probably did see her on James' IG feed- transparent moss colored wraps, dark hardware, and he turned the seat insert from a piece of oak burl that was given to me years ago by a close friend.

A 450 rage with an 18 ft leader flies very nicely, but I've been fishing longer heads lately and I need to take a morning and go play with a 6/7 winterauthority. Out of the box a touch heavy on my initial try, but I'm going to start nipping a bit off the back and find the sweet spot.

Just a tremendous rod. I couldn't be happier. I feel very fortunate that I got to spend some time with James and his rods at both his Portland winter event and the Sandy Clave- it gave me a better idea of what I liked, and him a better idea of me. He nailed it.

Have fun choosing.

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Hey Rick,

Thanks for the info. I did look at all the shots on James' feed again, and guessed that the one you described was the one. Congratulations, it's beautiful, but that's a given with his works. I really like the personal touch regarding the saved piece of burl oak from a friend. I have a few of James' works over the years and confess to being a bit of a groupie. Although some of his tapers/models are deep loading, none can be described as slow. All are extremely beautiful, very pleasurable to cast and very efficient fishing tools. In truth the models I have would cover all possibilities, so the penta I guess would be the obvious choice to give a different perspective.
Waiting is the worst part, as you well know!

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PS Re:lines, for floating I have taken James' advice on Rio Steelhead Scandis if you can find them, and for Nextcast lines he did suggest taking it one size down. Eg for my 12' 8 I put on a Coastal or Salmo Finder 6/7 or 7. It felt great!
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Waiting is the worst part, as you well know!

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Yes, I'm back on the wait list for round two. Fan boys, us.
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