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Spey Cast Review: The Snap T

Aug 21, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, Spey Fishing Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Spey Cast Review: The Snap T

George Cook from the new series Spey TV goes over the 3 family members of the spey cast the Snap T and when to use them. The Snap T works of 3 spey casting strokes that all the spey casts use. Anchor Stroke, D Loop Stroke and the forward Stroke. More good stuff from George Cook on this one.

The Perry Poke Spey Cast. Spey Casting with Jon of the Ashland Flyshop

Aug 19, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on The Perry Poke Spey Cast. Spey Casting with Jon of the Ashland Flyshop

As Jon Hazlett explains in this spey casting video, the perry poke is a great technique for spey casting sink tips and heavy flies. You can perform a poke to set up many casts and I find it helpful to use when casting around stream-side obstacles such as bushes and trees. It’s all about positioning the line to make your presentation efficient as possible.

I have learned much from Jon’s great videos.

Fundamentals of Spey Casting Part 1 with Travis Johnson

Aug 13, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, Spey Fishing Video, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Fundamentals of Spey Casting Part 1 with Travis Johnson

Travis is a perennial presenter at Spey Nation.  2 years ago at the Spey O Rama in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Casting Club, dubbed the Spey Casting World Championships, Travis Launched a world record distance cast that hasn’t landed yet.  So when Travis speaks about Spey Casting, you should listen.  It should be noted that I have watched Travis try and mimic common spey casting mistakes and his muscle memory is so acute and perfect that his bad spey casts are better than my good casts.  Take a look at this video if you want to know what spey casting is all about.

Travis Johnson began his fly fishing career at the ripe old age of 12. He was that kid who could not learn enough about anything and everything to do with fly fishing.

Travis landed his first Deschutes red-side at age 14 and his first summer steelhead at age 16. His passion for fishing with a fly has taken him all over the country and his wisdom of fishing the western United States surpasses most young men his age.

Having guided the Sandy, Clackamas and the Deschutes Rivers for over 6 years, Travis has learned how to find even the toughest of fish with success, while bringing an infectious energy to the game that will leave you invigorated and inspired.

From a day of chasing wily resident trout to learning in one of his advanced Spey casting classes, your day with this young man will not soon be forgotten.

If you have any questions on the availability of a trip or casting class with Travis Johnson, call The Fly Fishing Shop anytime between 6″00am & 6:00pm at 503-622-4607 or (800) 266-3971. Travis Johnson is both student and instructor in the art of fly casting. He is a member of the prestigious Carron competition Spey Casting team. Last year he placed second at the CLA World Championships held at Blenheim Palace. Winner of the event was Carron team member Gerard Downey, with a magnificent cast of 70.63 meters (231.7 feet). Gerard is now the current World Champion. The team is based out of Invergordon, Ross-shire, Scotland. It has dominated the Spey distance events for the past eleven years and has 12 world Championships to its credit. This team has won more events than all of the rest of the competing teams combined and Carron fly lines hold all of the Spey Casting distance records Most of the 6- members are Scottish. Gerard and Raurri are Irish, and of course Travis resides right here in Oregon, USA. As a matter of fact he grew up in Brightwood, just down the street from The Fly Fishing Shop, where he is currently employed in several capacities, including fishing guide and fly fishing instructor. He practices distance Spey Casting several times a week and regularly achieves casts of 150-200 feet with either hand. Travis won the 2014 Spey O Rama at San Francinsisco’s prestigous Golden Gate Casting Club with a world record breaking 198 foot cast!

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

Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 2

Jul 28, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 2

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

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

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

The Presentation Line-up is Set.

Jan 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on The Presentation Line-up is Set.

2015 Presenters

The 2015 Spey Nation Presentation Line Up is Set  for June 27th.  Well, as set as it can be on the last few days of January.  Of course there may be some additions or changes and we are a few months away from picking names from a hat to determine the order and times but I think you can agree that this is an impressive collection of D-Loopers.  Appearing on that day will be Mia Sheppard, Will Turek, Michael Mauri, Andrew Moy, Jay Peck, Lee Davison, Walt Geryk, and Travis Johnson.  You can find their individual impressive credentials on our Presentations Page.

 

Tip Tuesday

Feb 24, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips  //  Comments Off on Tip Tuesday

As a late commer to the week in review We are implementing the other social media trending days of the week.  No Make Up Monday was started yesterday and Throw Back Thursday will be on the way soon but today is Tip Tuesday.  So Here Goes #TipTuesday

In this video Spey Nation perrenial demonstrator and owner of Tight Lines Fly Shop   discusses Reading the Anchor in Spey Casting

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