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 91 
 on: February 10, 2016, 10:50:08 AM 
Started by harleytioHH123 - Last post by camosled
Wow Jeff, that is crazy. You'd think that such a successful series like Skagit Master would have companies eager to sponsor it - getting their brands out in front. I'd think that Farbank would be a big supporter - since they make arguably the most popular items used by skagit casters / spey fishers in general here in the US.

I hope you are able to pull together the sponsors and make the 5th installment a reality. I don't suppose you've considered a crowd sourced funding campaign if you can't pull in enough of the big guys?

I haven't gone that route yet, but I guess I could try.  The 5th show completes the circle and ends where it began with Ed Ward and Jerry French, (and others) pulling all of the technology and technique together to create new angling opportunities.  It seems like a easy sell. I'll keep working on it.

Thanks for the support.

JM
 

 92 
 on: February 05, 2016, 12:24:20 AM 
Started by harleytioHH123 - Last post by mmckenzie
Wow Jeff, that is crazy. You'd think that such a successful series like Skagit Master would have companies eager to sponsor it - getting their brands out in front. I'd think that Farbank would be a big supporter - since they make arguably the most popular items used by skagit casters / spey fishers in general here in the US.

I hope you are able to pull together the sponsors and make the 5th installment a reality. I don't suppose you've considered a crowd sourced funding campaign if you can't pull in enough of the big guys?

 93 
 on: February 03, 2016, 12:42:13 PM 
Started by harleytioHH123 - Last post by harleytioHH123
Thank You very much for the reply and supplied information.

 94 
 on: February 03, 2016, 10:44:37 AM 
Started by harleytioHH123 - Last post by camosled
Skagit Master 5 is becoming a difficult reality.  After all of the success of the first 4, (they are the best selling fly fishing DVDs in all categories), I cannot seem to get sponsors to support the last DVD in the series.  It is a challenging time for me.  Without at least 5 committed sponsors I cannot produce the show.  It is a work in progress.  Thank you for the support and continued interest in Skagit Master shows.   

Jeff Mishler

 95 
 on: February 02, 2016, 08:39:34 PM 
Started by harleytioHH123 - Last post by harleytioHH123
Good Evening:

Is there any news about when we can expect to being able to buy Skagit Master #5. I hope that it is soon.

 96 
 on: January 26, 2016, 12:42:29 PM 
Started by Steel Pursuit - Last post by Rick J
Where in Oregon are you located?

I you asked someone to design the perfect steelhead river for flyfishing I think he would come up with the GR!! A truly amazing stretch of gorgeous water in an absolutely stunning setting!!!!

Who is your trip with - Speywater? If so you can't do better than these folks for knowledge with a 2-hander!! 

Agree with Jeff on his thoughts. The short head systems are by far the easiest to become proficient in - Skagit and or scandi and using sustained anchor techniques is also the easiest to master and this is where I would concentrate on. I agree that floating tips are typically good this time of year but I would also be proficient at tossing MOW tips.

The fish are typically on the small side - less than 10# and often closer to 5-6# - My go too rods on that river are a 12' 2/3 wt anglers roost, Gary Anderson's 12' 4 wt and a converted 10' 7 wt single hander (old fisher blank). These light rods are ideal for much of the water I fish during the summer and fall but are definitely not the best option for winter. If you are looking to buy just one rod as an all around rod I would likely opt for a 6 wt especially if most of your fishing is summer/fall. If mainly winter fishing I might step up to a 7 wt.

In terms of a line system I think I would go with a Skagit system - I am partial to the RIO MAX or more typically the MAX Shorts along with a few of the MOWs - a floater, 5x5 and 7.5x2.5 are most useful. For deeper stuff - get a spool of T material - probably T11 and make a 10' and 12' tip.

Good luck on your venture
Best
Rick

 97 
 on: January 26, 2016, 01:47:19 AM 
Started by mmckenzie - Last post by mmckenzie
it is not seeing much action for sure but still a great site.

I have the 12' 2/3 but not sure if it is the IM6? My blank cost $29 not the more expensive blank and is one of my favorite sticks. It can take a very wide range of grains due to the progressive action - I like it with  a250 to 275 Skagit but have thrown up to a 330 Rage and it does it easily. Have landed steelhead to 10# with no problem - it is my go to rod on the Klamath, Trinity and Grande Ronde


That would be the IM6 blank. They have an "ultra high modulus" version that's $79.00 - guessing it's a blend of IM7/8 depending on section? That's just a guess though, and partly based on the price point.

It sounds like you prefer a heavier line on yours than I fish on mine. I wouldn't mind a 225 grain 20-22 foot head to try out but I'm pretty pleased with the 200 grain Skagit max short line for swinging purposes. I really like the action these blanks have - I need a heavier rod for steelhead and might just build up one of their 7/8 13 footers - that blank is only $39 - worth the money to try.

 98 
 on: January 26, 2016, 01:34:08 AM 
Started by Steel Pursuit - Last post by camosled
Welcome to the site.

The Grande Ronde is very different in so many ways....

The steelhead rivers of the Oregon coast require specific tactics to produce steelhead regularly.  The GR, that time of year will be a floating line show. 

I suggest you spend as much time learning to cast until you can turn over the entire cast, every time.  When you cast longer leaders with floating lines, its important that you get a full turnover.  With sink tips, if the line does not turn over completely, you can get some pretty nasty tangles and the end of your line.

The videos in the Skagit Master library,  SM1-4 will help you see what is possible with a two handed rod. 

Good Luck.

Jeff Mishler

 99 
 on: January 25, 2016, 08:58:16 PM 
Started by Steel Pursuit - Last post by Steel Pursuit
II'm ready to take my steelhead fishing to the next level. I've learned to become a fairly proficient steelhead fisherman with with my spoons, spinners, bobber and jigs and now want to take on a new challenge. I know my way around a fly rod for trout but have never tried using a Spey rod for metalheads. I live in Oregon and have a guide trip in October on the Grande Ronde and want to get my set up(s) and practice time in before my trip. I'm looking for any and all tips, suggestions and resources on rods, reels, lines, set up, articles, etc. I saw the video series and will be checking those out.

Looking forward to your feedback!

 100 
 on: January 25, 2016, 12:59:14 PM 
Started by trouthunter - Last post by camosled
Just enough to put a few fingers around it.

JM

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