Plug Clave

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by _WW_, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

    Might as well learn it all!
    Pulling plugs with rods over 10' and costing thousands.
    Proper rowing techniques.
    Best knots for your plugs.
    Yes, size is important.
    Best colors for the OP.
    Spey casting plugs...or as I like to say "Pokin' Plugs!"
     
  2. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    When? Where? How much?

    I am especially interested in 2 handed plug chucking.
     
  3. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    I'm interested in how to use a side planer to fish plugs, Will that be part of the course ?
     
  4. shawn k

    shawn k Member

    the only plug you guys need are butt plugs.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    I've got some plugs. Never thought of tossing them with the two hander, but why not? All mine have single point barbless hooks already, that is how I fished them before my fly flinging days.
     
  6. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Can you recomend a source?
     
  7. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    Im down! where? when? we should make it coincide with spingers on the sol duc
     
  8. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

    You might want to drop a line to Stew D. I am sure he would be all over this and could bring his minions along!
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Just added my plugs to my Hoh Down gear packing list. If I follow my packing protocol I'll have them and will be able to see how well they cast on my two hander. I guess I'll be up for swinging some plugs if Stewart Dee and/or Golfman are!
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    That is awesome elitism in that he's swinging the classics in hand carved and painted wood. Awesome sauce right there!
     
  11. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    ill swing a hot shot or small kwikfish on the spey, why not? As long as theres no bobbers involved, Im cool
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    You are blurring the lines Stilly! Plugs, hot shot and quik fish are okay but indicators are not?
     
  13. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    personal preference. I swing dick nites on the long rod already. At least its on the swing right?
    But more importantly, I like giving people shit for no apparent reason. Ive never personally been outfishedby a bead,so I have no direct animosity. Plus, you gotta love the rediculous grabs you get from plugs. Rip the rod out of your hand style grabs. Thats what I feel bobber fishing a bead robs from the general experience, you never feel the fury of that super aggressive take. That to me is the soul of steelheading. Nothing else like it.
     
  14. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

    I agree! You now have permission to make another one of those ridiculous cartoon movies.
     
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    My free movie credits were used up! I'm not paying for a plug clave movie. Wait, ridiculous cartoon movies, what the hell are you talking about ridiculous? You know that crap makes you laugh.
     
  16. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!


    Now that is a view point i can respect! Well stated Stilly!! I have been bitten by the swing bug and i swing every chance i get, but am not above the bobber fishing! More power to you, the tug is the drug.....talking about fishing.
     
  17. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    I am above bobber fishing.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  18. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Bacon wrapped kwikfish are by far the best. No beads needed. A bit tough to cast far with a 2 hander but with persistance it can be done. Hooked up with a boondogger with one once. You should have seen the look on his face when he reeled it in.
     
  19. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

    Interesting idea flipping a small spoon or a hot shot of some sort off a spey rod. The small spoon I've tried (no success) but the idea of casting something the size/weight of a HS intrigues. Never seen it done nor have (before this thread) read of folks actually doing same. Open question, how do you cast (or what casts maybe) do you use to chuck that follow.

    With a small spoon like the DN all you need to do (if someone wants to give it a go) is tie on a small round bottom snap swivel to the end of a sink tip leader and let her rip. They're so light they'll cast very well.

    Now a H Shot .... that strikes me (no bad pun intended) as a whole different matter; over head cast with one of those things?

    fae
     
  20. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Fred,

    My posts were made tongue in cheek as I think this thread was started with a little tic. I have thrown small spoons with a 2 hander. Mostly what is known up here as Wells' spoons. These are lightweight spoons made by hand of thin brass sheeting and were developed by a gentleman named Wells, a nursery owner from Mt. Vernon, WA and an avid fisherman. He made the spoons so they could be cast with a fly rod. Wells died some years back but the spoons were still being made by a guy named Ziggy, a nickname based off his last name which escapes me now. Ziggy died about 7 or 8 years ago and no one was making them for a number of years. I have been told that someone else in the valley has started making the Wells spoon again. They are highly prized by both fly and gear fishermen. Because of the thin, light weight material used to make them they have a superior action than a Dick Nite spoon and are easy to cast with a single or double handed fly rod. Some have claimed that the Dick Nite spoon was copied from the Wells. Don't know if that is true or not.