Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11

    Default Good spey rod for stillwater bass

    Dan and I like different casting strokes for sure. I'm a bottom hand caster for sure. Skagit will still go very far and I've seen some guys really bomb some casts out with a skagit line. But, you mid belly spey is going to do it more consistently. Either cast is fun. Steve godshall could custom cut a scandit which is a combination of both of them. Another line that will handle some heavier flies is the ballistic vector line (from what I hear). You will just have to do some research.

    ---------- Post added at 07:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:28 AM ----------

    I have a 14' 9 weight that I could sell you for a reasonable price... Would be a great rod for a mid belly or skagit.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Brookline, MA

    Default Re: Good spey rod for stillwater bass

    Now I just need to crush YouTube for spey casting technique videos. Already seen a couple. Most people say to get a casting lesson for spey, I honestly don't think it looks too hard from the videos. I'm sure its difficult to get everything perfect, but I don't have any fears about learning it all on my own.

    I have been using undersized rods for most of my fly fishing years, and it has allowed me to figure out distance casting techniques on my own. I discovered the technique of hauls and double halls on my own before I even knew it was a real thing.

    I think theres a lot of advantages to using an undersized rod, makes you learn how to get the most out of your casting.

    ---------- Post added at 08:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:36 AM ----------

    I appreciate the offer on selling the rod, but 9 weight is a little above what I'm looking for. I'm mostly fishing for largemouth so I'm deciding between 7 and 8 right now.

    I currently have a 906 and 909 Backwater Diamondback rods, so I want a weight I don't have yet.

    Again, thank you for offering though, nice to see stuff like that on the forum.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-25-2012, 12:30 PM
  2. Good Spey Spot in MI
    By trident in forum How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2010, 05:40 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-05-2009, 12:40 AM
  4. could be a good bass/pike fly
    By kerryssz in forum Share Patterns
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-26-2009, 11:44 PM
  5. Good bass flies???
    By gr8johnson in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-16-2006, 07:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts