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 on: October 28, 2017, 08:17:34 PM 
Started by Rick J - Last post by JDJones
November 2017: I have yet to hear of so much as one foot of steel or concrete being removed from any of those dams! GRRR Geturdone. Make America great again!

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 on: October 07, 2017, 08:30:45 PM 
Started by Dave_Smith - Last post by JDJones
I started out switching hands, because back then it was considered the proper way, cack handed was frowned upon by the traditional crowd. But the more I watched Ed chuck dead chickens casting off shoulder, I thought what the hell is wrong with that? Tight loops, line speed, distance, effortless, it was all there. I had to find out how that worked.

I did, & it spoiled me. Now, a cack handed Double Spey is my favorite cast. It would probably take at least a week to get back to the old way. I hold my running line with both hands, top had against the corks, over the reel to the bottom hand pinching it against the bulb at the bottom end of the lower grip. Rather than loops or coils, I use the George Cook method for dummies. held lightly over the bottom hand pinky. Works for me.  

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 on: September 25, 2017, 07:41:33 AM 
Started by André Vergara - Last post by André Vergara
Beautiful flies.   Welcome to the forum.

I believe that line is perfect, but I'm not the OPST expert.  Maybe someone will comment.

Forum has been slow for a while.  It needs some fresh ideas.

Best,

Jeff Mishler
Good Morning!
Thanks Jeff!
Yes, I see the forum it's a little slow, but no problem!
Just the informations we have here it's wonderful for me.
I will wait more comments from others members.

Best,

André Vergara.

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 on: September 24, 2017, 11:43:00 PM 
Started by André Vergara - Last post by camosled
Beautiful flies.   Welcome to the forum.

I believe that line is perfect, but I'm not the OPST expert.  Maybe someone will comment.

Forum has been slow for a while.  It needs some fresh ideas.

Best,

Jeff Mishler

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 on: September 20, 2017, 04:53:01 PM 
Started by André Vergara - Last post by André Vergara
Hi Everyone!
My name is André, I'm from Brazil and just ordered a custom switch rod (#3/4, 11", 4 pcs, blank IM12 medium-fast action) and for made pair with this beauty, a OPST Commando head 175 grains with 10' floating tip and.
I will fishing for small peacock bass (lass than 3 lbs) and other smaller fishes, using weightless streamers, small poppers (#4 size hook) and small intruders.

Question: The line set up it's good for the rod?  Huh

Thaks for all!

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 on: June 06, 2017, 12:53:21 AM 
Started by camosled - Last post by camosled
Go to:

http://skagitmaster.com

To buy SM3 and 4 AND my book Bent at 50% off retail

JM

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 on: April 21, 2017, 12:28:05 PM 
Started by camosled - Last post by camosled
http://skagitmaster.com/?p=2491

JM

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 on: March 14, 2017, 03:38:17 AM 
Started by camosled - Last post by 9140 greenie
Thanks!!!!

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 on: March 14, 2017, 03:33:57 AM 
Started by Dave_Smith - Last post by 9140 greenie
I cast both left and right handed. I carry my loops in the bottom hand: 1st loop I carry with my pinky, 2nd loop with my ring finger etc.. You just have to do it until it feels and comes naturally. I'm fairly proficient casting a switch and short spey left handed, but I recently started casting my 14fter and am running into a lot of problems with the cast and line management. I just have to work the problem.
Tight lines,
Keith

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 on: March 09, 2017, 04:50:39 PM 
Started by Dave_Smith - Last post by Dave_Smith
Dave,

Welcome. 

There are two things to try when casting across your body:  rotate the rod in your hand so the reel doesn't hang below the rod, but to the side when you are completing the casting stroke and try holding the running line in your top hand, rather than your bottom hand. I've never learned to cast with my left hand up.  Those who did are grateful.  I hope an ambidextrous member can add to your post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XJKm92Fs8

This clip might help you with the top hand during the cast...Wait for it.

Jeff Mishler

Thanks and thanks for the vid- very helpful. I think at this point, I'll keep working on both right and left hand up casting and see if it keeps progressing. Hard to even find a place to practice when the rivers are so high. Of course this is the kind of winter we'd have when I get interested in steelhead fishing !

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