Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Somewhere between the Grizzly Bears and the Machine
I find grass casting a decent sustitute when water isn't available. To get any real gains however, one must use a "grass leader". This is a simple affair. I usually make mine about 12', I use a fairly stiff 20lb line like Maxima and tie a blood knot about every 6". The key is to leave the knot tags about 1/4" long. This series of knot tags creates the "grip" that is essential to spey casting - without thiis grip even Skagit Casting is quite difficult.
The biggest downfall I see with grass casting is that it can be a little too forgiving - as you can get away with dumping too much of your d-loop - it doesn't "stick" to the water. However, if you are working on your technique it can be a great way to get some quick practice in
Tight lines - tyler.
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Last edited by phishy; 03-15-2005 at 10:31 PM.