Spey pics vs Single hand pics

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Flyfishsteel, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    OK ...I'm being bad here ..but I suppose there are a lot more positions to have at your availibility with a two handed rod....or at least that is what the Hardy Girl said. I still use the single hand rod because.....really it's all I've got to work with. Spey...congrats to those of you ....it just didn't seem to work in my arsenal. (I have a spey in the closet ....there it remains until my shoulder goes out)
     
  2. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Whats up with cutting out Ken Morrish's face on that steelie photo, is he not worthy of waff:rofl:
     
  3. Matt Burke

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    Steelhead don't give a crap what you wear or fish with. They almost never do a credit report and don't care about felonies. It's like the old question, why does a man scratch his jewels? Because he can. The same can be said about a spey caster.
     
  4. circlespey

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    I don't think there's much difference in terms of fish size. I do know that the #'s of fish I catch are more now with spey rods, since I am covering water more effectively. The size of river isn't nearly as important to me as being able to fish tight spots with no backcast room where I can still flip out 40-60 feet of line if necessary and then MEND it well.

    Too many spey fishers cast 120 feet and forget how fast that fly is moving at the end of the swing. I can make that cast occasionally but I prefer fishing shorter lines more effectively; my preferred rod right now is only 12 feet long so I am rarely making even an 80 foot cast. There's no doubt in my mind that I can mend and present the fly much much better with a spey rod than I can with a 1H, on any river at any time in any situation.

    As for pics; I don't take many pics anymore unless the fish is somehow memorable or different (size, color, fight, something). Plus I don't visit the smaller fish rivers (deschutes, ronde, etc.) as much if at all. Give me the Skeena or Thompson anytime (and yes, I fish my 12 foot rod on those rivers as well).
     
  5. East Fork

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    Now that’s hilarious! :) :)
     
  6. Backyard

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    I only catch hen's on two handers... damn size queens, always wanting a bigger rod.


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