ryc72, you gotta know your place. This is our separate drinking fountain. Ard is now slapping his forehead saying "stop it, that's NOT what I meant guys" lol.So is this where the skagit guys come when the scandi guys won’t let them past the velvet rope of the cool guys club?
Oh there is a learning curve, If you are doing well swinging on single hand, two hand skagit will come around. Use the same flies, There can be very good days swinging flies. We have a saying from a friend of mine, We swing flies, we catch less fish and we are cool with that.Thank you unknown! I just swung flies for salmon on the salmon river in Pulaski ny using my 8wt switch rod! 550 grain skagit max short and t11 mow tips. Just love the casting...something about it is so satisfying. Sadly only one tug on the swing. Had a lot more success fishing streamers and dead drifting eggs using my single hander. Gonna try again in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait.
Being a baseball nut, I think of it like this. Hank Aaron might have hit 1500 home runs if he'd just stayed in the minor leagues. It would have been so much easier if he avoided facing Koufax and Gibson and the strike outs that came with that. No requirement for anyone to agree with me, but it means more if you spend at least some of your time challenging yourself, no matter what you are pursuing in this life.Oh there is a learning curve, If you are doing well swinging on single hand, two hand skagit will come around. Use the same flies, There can be very good days swinging flies. We have a saying from a friend of mine, We swing flies, we catch less fish and we are cool with that.
I like to scandi cast my Skagit lines, am I still a Skagit caster?:icon_lol: I'm just buggin', it's steelhead time baby!
Snap T and the Perry poke are not really casts... they are just the layups used to get the line and more importantly the fly to where it needs to be, to perform essentially, a single Spey cast?I prefer dry fly over any other form,,but there are times that i gotta do what i gotta do.
I do both (prefered) skagit and occasional scandi,for trout,,but for skagit,,,,,,
Mystic 11'3 3 weight,opst 200 grain with 25lb slickshooter and various floating,sinking polys and some T8
Epic glass 8 ft 4 weight,diy 10 ft head (cant remember but think somewhere around 140 grains) again 25lb slickshooter with various polys.
This is a fun one for small streams,,cgr 6'6 2 weight,diy 8 ft head (cant remember but its under 100 grains) again with various polys.
Ive fished sage one 2,3 and 4 weight trout speys with rio skagit short heads with various sink tips.
After a week long fishing trip i swung streamers with my 9 ft 5 weight sage igniter,rio gold,between hatches,i done well,,but i knew a different method would have been easier.
So yesterday i decided i need a spare spool dedicated for such times swinging and stripping streamers.
I made the pilgrimage to the store and came home with 200 grain opst smooth inergrated,1 7.5ft and 1 5ft run series opst tip,and a spool of trouthunter 1x fluoro tippet.
I ll hopefully test it today,im curious how thing will go on the fast singlehander.
My prefefed casts are snap t and perrypoke.
All one needs to do is to: start a New Thread - Title it Great Lakes Skagit etc. and then make the post. Currently we need growth in the 2 hand forums before we confuse matters by adding regional sub categories. The GL guys will key in on the thread I'm sure.While I'm at it I'll mention this too, I'd advise against mentioning specific creeks or river fisheries because many people read us as a result of a google search. I believe your favorite fishery has enough pressure already correct?A forum and discussions on Skagit in the GL region, I really look forward to learning more here. Thanks for starting it!