Is anyone not fishing a two-hander?

#16
the idea of a switch rod has always seemed pretty appealing to me. if i ever finally pull the trigger on the whole 2 handed thing, i may go that route
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#21
I have tried it. I had a 14' St Croix 8/9 I think it was with a Okuma Intregrity 9/10 fly reel on it. It was quite a handful. I traded for the rod from Matt Burke. Some gear fishing rods and reels. On my best day I could get out maybe 80' with it and that was on the Skagit where one is needed. I caught a 12" dollie with it and didn't even know it was on. I have since sold it to Davy Earl. I am thru with that type of fishing. And last summer I went out and got me a 7'9" fly rod. Lots more fun than that broom stick I tried to cast.

I keep thinking that I should have one for these Montana rivers, but with them being so shallow you can almost wade across them. So I don't think I need another one. Besides I now have a cannon for a rod. A 9' TFO 5 wt Professional. What a cannon. 80' without wearing out my arm and shoulder.

Jim
 

Jeremy Floyd

fly fishing my way through life
#22
Jim I cant believe you totally understated the athletic prowess of a fish being skidded in on its side with its head in the air, or that you left out the amazing topwater display of power they show when doing so...

I do however agree with you completely. No matter what the label reads I still see a 14 wt line when I hold a spey "8 weight" line.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#23
I had the Windcutter line I believe. The 8/9/10 or the 9/1011. What ever size it was it was big.

And to top it all off, the day I was on the Skagit with Matt Burke was that a gear head said "man that sure is a big fly reel" and I said it fits the rod. A three piece broom stick. I don't think that it even put a bend in it when I casted that big line out with it. I know that the fish didn't.

Jim
 
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Chris Burley

Guest
#24
I'd rather troll the sound for sharks with large plugs of tobacco than cast a spey rod :rolleyes:
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#25
I bought my first 2 handed rod about 15 years ago. I now think I own a dozen or so and have sold many others. I missed the trendy part so keep your fucking t-shirt. I also own around a dozen or so single handers currently and have no idea how many I have owned thru out the years. I bought my first single hander some 45 or so years ago and I have never seen the dumb assed movie. This year I have fished at least 4 or 5 of the 2 handers and about the same number of the single handers. I use the appropriate gear for the fish, the water, and situation I am in. I don't care if you use a single hander, a 2 hander, have a t-shirt, seen the fucking movie or wear one of those little fag packs.


I want to see someone single spey 15 feet of T14 and a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander. Pure bullshit.
 
#26
I bought my first 2 handed rod about 15 years ago. I now think I own a dozen or so and have sold many others. I missed the trendy part so keep your fucking t-shirt. I also own around a dozen or so single handers currently and have no idea how many I have owned thru out the years. I bought my first single hander some 45 or so years ago and I have never seen the dumb assed movie. This year I have fished at least 4 or 5 of the 2 handers and about the same number of the single handers. I use the appropriate gear for the fish, the water, and situation I am in. I don't care if you use a single hander, a 2 hander, have a t-shirt, seen the fucking movie or wear one of those little fag packs.


I want to see someone single spey 15 feet of T14 and a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander. Pure bullshit.
Jeez KerryS why you such an arse today?

Did we hit too close to home?

Did you start the "fag pack" craze or something?

As far as this comment "I want to see someone single spey 15 feet of T14 and a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander. Pure bullshit." comment.

I never said I was using a 15 foot sink tip and casting a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander.

If I were using giant tips and huge flies I would not be able to spey cast a single hander 80 feet. But I could cast 40' and that is about all I need in "most" fishing holes, even on the Skagit.

Why you internet arseholes always put words in my mouth? I never said anything about 15 foot sink tips and 2 inch bunny leeches you jackass!

Those 2 inch bunny leeches are the worst casting flies around. I HATE THEM!


I will take my single hander, with a floating line and a typical spey fly and spey cast 80 feet in front on you if you want me to prove it.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#28
Jeez KerryS why you such an arse today?

Did we hit too close to home?

Did you start the "fag pack" craze or something?

As far as this comment "I want to see someone single spey 15 feet of T14 and a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander. Pure bullshit." comment.

I never said I was using a 15 foot sink tip and casting a 2 inch bunny leech 80 feet with a single hander.

If I were using giant tips and huge flies I would not be able to spey cast a single hander 80 feet. But I could cast 40' and that is about all I need in "most" fishing holes, even on the Skagit.

Why you internet arseholes always put words in my mouth? I never said anything about 15 foot sink tips and 2 inch bunny leeches you jackass!

Those 2 inch bunny leeches are the worst casting flies around. I HATE THEM!


I will take my single hander, with a floating line and a typical spey fly and spey cast 80 feet in front on you if you want me to prove it.

So what makes you think I was talking about you? Ego?

No son, you didn't hit to close to home. Its a troll. Nothing more.
 
#29
And please do it sun up to sun down........

Im done with the pissing match..... over and out!
Wow if you guys are casting 80 feet "sun up to sun down" than you are casting over a lot of steelhead....

And holy crap why don't you guys actually read some posts and not make up stuff that nobody ever even said. :rolleyes:
 
#30
So what makes you think I was talking about you? Ego?
No not ego. It is pretty obvious isn't it?

I was the one talking about spey casting a single hander before you posted in this thread so I kind of figured your whole "bull shit" comment about spey casting a single hander was aimed at me.

Makes sense doesn't it?

My point was that I am not full of "bull shit". I spey cast my single hander ALL DAY LONG with no issues and I cover most of the water I fish, even on the Skagit River, with no problem.

Try spey casting one of your slower single handers sometime. With a little practice and the right timing you may be suprised what it can do....

But like I said above, you won't be casting 15' sink tips and 2 inch bunny flies 80feet anytime soon with a single hander. You should be able to do 45 to 50' though fairly easily and I rarely fish much further than that on our big rivers because I never hook fish out there.