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Spey Fly Tying: The Grapefruit Leech

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Fly Tying Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Spey Fly Tying: The Grapefruit Leech

Grapefruit Leech from Fly Fish the Mitt on Vimeo.

This Spey fly tying video was put together for the Revive Fly Fishing online magazine (http://reviveflyfishing.com/).
The fly is the Grapefruit Leech. It’s a steelhead swing bug designed by Kevin Feenstra (http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/). The fly has proven to be a very effective swing bug for Great Lakes steelhead.
The material and instructions for the Grapefruit Leech can be found on Kevin’s site at http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/pdf/grapefruithead_fly.pdf.

Materials:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 or equivalent 3xl streamer hook size 4-2/0
Tail: Black Marabou with sparse red flash
Hackle: Black or Purple Schlappen
Body: Black Marabou Feather
Collar: Large Mallard Flank
Flash: Combination of Green, Silver, and Blue Flashabou
Head: Fuchsia large cactus chenille followed by a veil of chartreuse ice dub

The Grapefruit Leech has proven to be an effective fly on both sides of the Great Lakes.   Swung on a traditional wet fly swing presentation the Grapefruit Leech is full of contrast and movement.  Especially effective on dark days, in high water, or lower in the river, this and other leech/intruder patterns can elicit that type of grab we are always looking for.  Keep looking at our blog as we bring you more Spey Fly Tying Videos from across the web.

 

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Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting video part 4

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting video part 4

Spey Casting Video of Simon Gawesworth at the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club Yarrambat Victoria 2015

Sage One Trout Spey Rod Review and Line Recomendation

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Fishing Equipment, Trout Spey  //  Comments Off on Sage One Trout Spey Rod Review and Line Recomendation

George Cook from Sage goes through the basics about the new Sage One 2109-4 and the 3110-4 and the lines you may want to try on them. Trout spey is exploding and the East is one of the best places to use them. Get out there with the trout spey rod and extend your “Steelhead” season.

Sage One Trout Spey Rods are slated to come out in August of 2015. We were hoping to see them at Spey Nation but we just couldn’t get our hands on the few prototypes that were kicking around the country. According to our friend Bill, they were in Montana. Looks like the Sage Ones will do well with the Rio Switch Chucker lines paired with the lighter MOW tips, Skagit max Short or the new Rio Skagit Max Trout out in August as well.

Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 3

Jul 29, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 3

Spey Casting Video of Simon Gawesworth at the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club Yarrambat Victoria 2015

Tying A Spey Fly Video: Dark Mackerel By Davie McPhail

Jul 29, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Tying A Spey Fly Video: Dark Mackerel By Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates tying a spey fly in this video about the Dark Mackerel

Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 1

Jul 27, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 1

Simon Gawesworth at the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club Yarrambat Victoria 2015

Double Spey How To: Jon Hazlett

Jul 24, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Double Spey How To: Jon Hazlett

Jon Hazlett from the Ashland Fly Shop instructs us how to do the Double Spey cast when fly fishing

Tying tutorial on the Mahoney

Jul 23, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Tying tutorial on the Mahoney

A great pattern with a ton of movement.  Can be tied in a variety of colors.   In Dec Hogan’s book it’s black and red (original dressing) however a box full of these in lots of colors would cover you for sure.

Rio launches 3 new videos about 3 new spey casting lines.

Jul 22, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Nation Supporters, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Rio launches 3 new videos about 3 new spey casting lines.

With more and more anglers using 2 handed rods and spey casting techniques these days, looks like Rio is trying to capitalize on the trend.   Looks like some great products on the market and hopefully just the beginning.

RIO’s award winning InTouch Single Hand Spey Line from RIO Products on Vimeo.

RIO’s award winning (Best new Fly line for 2016 – EFTTEX 2015) InTouch Single Handed Spey line has been designed to be a fantastic tool for anglers that prefer/need to perform roll and single-handed Spey casts. The rear weight distribution loads a rod deeply in the tightest of quarters, allowing anglers to make long, effortless casts with obstacles close behind.

Though primarily designed for roll casting, this line also performs exceptionally easy overhead casts with incredibly smooth loop control. Built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore the line provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity and performance.

The line is available in WF4F to WF8F

RIO’s InTouch Long Head Spey from RIO Products on Vimeo.

RIO’s InTouch Long Head Spey line has been designed for bigger rivers and long two-handed and Spey rods.
A series of sophisticated tapers and steps in the line design makes this one of the easiest casting long belly lines on the market, and a total joy to cast. The rear weight distribution ensures the rod loads easily, while the unique front taper design allows energy to unroll effortlessly to the fly – resulting in easy and effortless distance. The line is built with RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the very best in efficiency and load.

The line is available in 7/8 to 10/11 sizes.

 

RIO’s award winning InTouch Single Hand Spey Line from RIO Products on Vimeo.

RIO’s award winning (Best new Fly line for 2016 – EFTTEX 2015) InTouch Single Handed Spey line has been designed to be a fantastic tool for anglers that prefer/need to perform roll and single-handed Spey casts. The rear weight distribution loads a rod deeply in the tightest of quarters, allowing anglers to make long, effortless casts with obstacles close behind.

Though primarily designed for roll casting, this line also performs exceptionally easy overhead casts with incredibly smooth loop control. Built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore the line provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity and performance.

The line is available in WF4F to WF8F

Davie McPhail demystifies building the married wing. Then a video on setting it on the hook.

Jul 16, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Davie McPhail demystifies building the married wing. Then a video on setting it on the hook.

A quick look on how a married wing is built by Davie McPhail

Then skip to the 7 minute mark and learn how to attach it to the hook.

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