Fly presentation is probably the biggest difference. Ed Ward style Skagit Casting is all about getting a large weighted fly down FAST. Yes it can go deep, but getting down to the strike zone immediately and keeping it there is what it's really all about. within 75 feet, the Skagit style is probably more precise in terms of picking pockets and running a fly down a seam, but a great fisherman will find a way regardless of tackle or technique.FLGator said:What I am interestd in is the merits of each style in terms of FISHING i.e. fly presentation, line control, angler fatigue (i.e. all day on big water in the winter fishing tips) etc.