The Swang

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Mark Bové, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Another very important thing to remember about the swing is that if there were a lot more steelhead we wouldn't spend 1/5th of the time talking about these details as we do.
  2. I spend most of my time judging a run before I fish it. I can usually tell by looking at the run if it may hold a fish or not. As far as how I present a fly with the swing. I throw line out, I mend, I look around and take in the sights paying little attention to what is happening with the line. I can usually tell if I am fishing by the feel of the rod as the fly moves through the swing. After the swing I do it all again cast, mend, look around. It is more important to understand the water you are fishing then anything else. Learn to read water and the rest will take care if itself.
  3. whew! no shit. I was just thinking the sameptyd
  4. The Swang/Swing......Some guys get it, some guys don't.
  5. Swinging/swanging...............some guys catch fish, some guys just talk about it.
  6. I'm gussing we'd all be spending less time talking about it if the rivers were in shape. ;)
  7. iagreeiagree

    Yeah That
  8. Swing/Swang/Swung

    As said above depends on the water and where the fish are holding. I have runs that I cast steep long and others require a shallow and short. I didn't mind following some people through a run depending on how they are fishing and approach the water.
  9. I hear I shouldnt follow you threw on the kalama...
  10. "if there were a lot more steelhead we wouldn't spend 1/5th of the time talking about these details"

    I don't think so. :D We would spend even more time arguing over subjective crap. Nuances that catch more fish. Or so we think catch more fish.

  11. huge ginormous mends, especially right when the fly lands, because there aren't any fish that take a fly oriented incorrectly and it is nigh impossible to do that with anything except a skagit line. And any cross-currents on the water surface, gotta mend over those, too - needs to be a tightline, always cast at 45 degree, fly moving at a perfectly even speed, always mended to get the right presentation. Mend mend mend a lot during the swing, you know, like the books say. mend. Otherwise, what would the books have to write about? :ray1:
  12. Feeling a little cynical? :D
  13. Only if I'm fishing a floating line and/or a Gay wing:D
  14. Justin,

    I would trade EVERY POS hatchery fish you have caught in SW Washington, while dredging, (and every one you are going to catch for the rest of your life) for ONE native springer steelhead on the surface. Now you get to fish for skamania turds. Possibly not the best yardstick to measure the steelhead world with. ;)


  15. William, you are entitled to your foolish opinions. You can have your POS clearwater Hatchery fish, I have my POS SWWA fish. I can catch Mucho on the swing, and you can have your nil, 1 or 2 fish a season. I'm happy for you.

    If you are using a floating line, the fly better be skating, otherwise why use a floating line? What's the point? Floating line, sunk fly... Genius. How bout sunk fly and clear intermediate tip? When a fish takes the fly on the swing, does it feel different with a sunk line or a floating line? Nope. Takes are takes, some vicious some light, both are encountered on floating and sinking lines. So I hope all your fish are caught on the swing using a floating line and a skater. Otherwise you are defeating the purpose of your floating line. Fish the way you want to fish on the swing and I'll fish the way I want to fish on the swing. The grabs will feel the same, (I'll have a allot more of them)and isn't that what it is all about?

  16. To answer your question justin, thats not what it's all about. it's all about trying to force your fishing opinions on others, and looking down on people who don't fish the exact same way that you do, is it not?
  17. If you are referring to Inland, Yes
  18. I love steelhead, it brings the best and worst out of people.
  19. So long as you guys are sharing flask contents, keep at it. Otherwise, to each his own preferences.
  20. :thumb: i was being sarcastic, i don't care how people fish, and don't judge them because of it, as long as they value and respect the resource, because THAT's what really matters.

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