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Forum: The Fly Cast 08-17-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By shmish
Q about casting a longer head

Hi,

I have a SA Stillwater line, it has a 55' long head. The line shoots nice once the head is out of the rod, it's just that I struggle to get the head out smoothly. I'm curious as to what the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-14-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By shmish
Re: observation on casting style

I sort of do that right now. I have a mark at 48', so when I have the mark in my hand I know that 40' of line is outside the rod. So what I've been trying to do is strip to the mark then strip in...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-14-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By shmish
Re: observation on casting style

Yeah, for sure I need to roll cast to pick up the line.

Out of curiousity, what are some issues with using the line regularly on the 6wt?

I also now remember several years ago when I was...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-13-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By shmish
observation on casting style

Over the past 6 months I've tried to improve my single overhead casting with my 9' 8wt and SA Mastery Stillwater line. I've always struggled with this setup and today's session was no different. The...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-13-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By shmish
Re: casting sinking lines

Are sink tip lines usually used on streams/rivers for nymphing or using streamers? Typically at what point do people stop using weights on the leader/tippet and move to a sink type line?

I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By shmish
Czech nymphing with 1 fly?

I'm interested in using the the czech nymph technique. I got a chance to try it once but a that time it was just a curiosity because there was a feeding frenzy on several dry fly hatches. Needless...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By shmish
Re: fishing techniques on streams

right on Frank. The water was actually quite pushy. Not too deep, but flowing pretty good. I've spent a lot of time on water like this (kayaking, fishing, exploring), and I even fell a little bit...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By shmish
Re: fishing techniques on streams

Some good ideas there.
Quite often I can't wade across the stream, but if I could I guess I would try casting almost directly upstream and do some fast stripping in case of a strike.

Here is a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By shmish
fishing techniques on streams

One scenario I find myself with quite often when fishing streams is having several different speeds of water in the one area that I fishing. A perfect example would be:
me standing on one side in...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-06-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By shmish
Re: a tip for fly casting

I marked the line with a black felt pen at about 48' on my line. So when the mark is in my stripping hand, I know that 40' of line is out of the rod. I then did some practising where I found that...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-05-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By shmish
a tip for fly casting

I haven't seen the following tip mentioned. Or at least if I did, I forgot about it! Experienced people probably don't need to worry about it, but it's a good one for beginners imo. One important...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By shmish
Re: some rods to flexible for heavier lines?

My stripping basket is actually one of the mesh type. Yesterday I went to Home Depot to buy some SS fasteners and a rubbermade bucket to make my own basket. After adding up all the costs, the nice...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By shmish
Re: some rods to flexible for heavier lines?

I might try and line up some lessons too.
I got up at 4am this morning for some dawn beach casting in Vancouver. I was using the 8wt and a new stripping basket. I would say that 35-50% of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By shmish
Re: some rods to flexible for heavier lines?

that's a good idea about asking another guy to cast with this line, I'll look into that.

Some of my gear isn't too bad, I make things sound worse than they are. Generally speaking I can cast with...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By shmish
some rods to flexible for heavier lines?

I've been doing a bit of casting an 8wt slow sink line on my 8wt rod. The rod and reel is just an inexpensive dragonfly setup, I didn't know how much I would use the gear so I got hooked up for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By shmish
why spey casting?

I don't much about spey casting and I'm wondering why/when someone would choose to spey cast? Taking a guess, I would say that spey casting is used to to cast long distances when there isn't room...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-12-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By shmish
Re: casting sinking lines

thanks for the info.
It sounds like I probably just need to get better at casting in general. If I have nice loops in the air the sinking line casts okay. Definitely the timing is different...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-11-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By shmish
casting sinking lines

hi,
I think I'm okay at casting my wf dry line on my 6wt rod. I don't know if my technique is totally correct, but I can get some decent aim and distance. It could be better I suppose. But when it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By shmish
couple of questions about fly lines

hi everyone,

I have a wf floating line that I converted into an exchangable tip system. something like the front 10ft was removed and I now interchange the floating tip with sink tips, hooking...
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