Steelhead are cool!
I was wondering what/is the original "Skagit cast". I read a lot about the history of spey casting and thought it would be nice to get the Northwest history.
So what do you call that Sean? A Snake Poke????sean said:I was working out my new RIO skagit line today and was doing a snake into a perry poke. The snake to get the tip up with little effort and the poke to create the all important water tension you need to properly execute a skagit cast. Basically just dump the forward cast of the snake onto the water and then reform your D-Loop and go. The times I did hit it that line goes like a rocket...-sean
Somehow I had it in my little pea brain tha it was the other way around. The pioneers of Skagit casting modified the lines first and then adapted their casting style.... Oh well,,,whatever,,,,,they did come up with an affortless way of tossing big flies & sink tips.highlander2 said:the pioneers of the original Skagit type lines (and) adapted there casting to fit these lines to make it as effortless as possible.
Exactly why I called it a "kinda-sorta snake roll". Maybe I'm way off. The line went out a good 70ft, a fish hit it, thats why I am out there in waste deep fast moving, ice cold water in the ghetto of Grand Rapids MI. Maybe if I was someplace more picturesque, I would be more worried about making the perfect cast. :razz:JDJones said:Where have you guys been? Snake rolls on Skagit lines go together about as well as short rods and long belly lines. Can be done, but not really the best combination as the Skagit system relies on a lot of line stick. The snake roll, on the other hand, does not.
Do a search for "Skagit casting" and you will find several posts on this.