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    1-salt or no-salt?

    Nice spey cast, Yonskion. Steelies gonna love that green butt skunk.


    Fuck yeah! What'cha got there?






    Nice fish, mang. But....1-salt or no-salt?




    Regardless, you're a kind and gentle soul.


    Another fun afternoon on the Lower D.

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    jesus that is a big rod.

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    go big or go home, eh? spey is radical cool.

    i really should not kid Yon about a 16" trout...at least it's not a whitefish.

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    No salt at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72Twenty View Post
    jesus that is a big rod.
    "That's what She said"
    G loomis streamdance Metolius 5/6 wt 13' 4" spey
    They made and marketed it for trout, but it works better on the Big Ones...Fish it like an ultra-lite Salmon Rod.
    Last edited by yonskion; 10-29-2008 at 05:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yonskion View Post
    "That's what She said"
    G loomis streamdance Metolius 5/6 wt 13' 4" spey
    They made and marketed it for trout, but it works better on the Big Ones...Fish it like an ultra-lite Salmon Rod.
    We're messing with Skagit rods out here on the east coast (saltwater) for throwing gnarly shooting heads with big bunker flies.

    Fun to watch the running line peel out of the basket foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    вы все все равно скоро сдохнете

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    I googled "spey casting" the other night because I had no idea what it meant, other than big rods. What I learned is that it was developed by Scottish anglers on the Spey river in Scotland for long casts with minimal backcasting. There's a great video of some Scot guy rambling on about the technique, it's very entertaining simply because of the accent.

    Basically a super powerful rollcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio-smear View Post
    Basically a super powerful rollcast?
    something like that.

    I'm new to spey, but even with my suckitude it's amazing how much more river you can cover, much easier, with the Spey rod.

    now if I could just start thinking like the fish.

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    Two types of basic spey. Scandanavian vs. Classic
    Scan..or "Skagit" uses a shorter heavier shooting head to generate more rod flex with less movement. That is the style I have adopted after learning the proper classic spey back in the day.....Reality is just get your fly in the water the easiest and best way you can and forget about the text book, but don't forget the traditions. photo of quiver from Steelhead camp last weekend. Everyone has there own style, find yours.....
    Last edited by yonskion; 10-31-2008 at 04:06 PM.
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    I think AK was right. Wasn't that one of the famous Deschutes redsides? Get that big pig rod up to Crane Praire!!!
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