Who invented skagit casting

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  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Anyone got the lowdown on the true beginning of this technique??
    When, who ,what river system ??
     
  2. floatinghat

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    I think Skagit casting has evolved and has had multiple "influencers". Only to mention a few that come to mind, Jimmy Green, Marlow Bumpas, Harry Lemire, Ed Ward, Dec Hogan, Scott O'Donnell, Mike McCune, Mike Kinney.........................................................................................................................................................................

    I think Ed coined the term if I am not mistaken in an article for the GGAC?
     
  3. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    I've heard all kinds of names... To add onto floatinghat... John farrar, George cook, bob aid, John hazel...........on and on..
     
  4. DoubleL

    DoubleL A guy who loves to fish

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    Me :rofl:
     
  5. edgerat

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    I forget his name right at the moment but the guy who built the first Skagit lines that Dec Hogan talks about in his book. That is who I would give credit to. Dec taught O'Donnell and Ed Ward how to cast ;)
     
  6. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Al Gore invented Skagit casting.
    Damn, you guys don't know anything.
     
  7. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    I thought he invented Global warming !!
    Hey, Spaz, say hi to salmo for me would ya !! :):):)
     
  8. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Simple - whoever's writing the book or making the video. ;)
     
  9. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    That's a good question for OPB's history detectives.
     
  10. Rimmy

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    Last time i checked the fish don't give a dam :hmmm:
     
  11. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    Yeah, they don't care to get caught either; For most of us fly fishing is as much about the history as the fish.
     
  12. OBE-WAN KNOBI

    OBE-WAN KNOBI startup ben

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    i have never posted before but have read for years and all above are stone cold fisherman but none donate the time and effort of mike kinney hes a innovator of so much other than skagit casting. He's a teacher to your style of casting.
     
  13. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Hazel???? Seriously? Come on now.
     
  14. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    no, Al Gore invented internet speyfishermen! My mistake. Thanks for setting that straight.

    Real skagit casting...now that sprang forth fully formed from the head of Zeus.
    I think that's what Salmo_G said, he was there drinking aquavit with Jimmy Green when it happened. I think there were aliens involved too, unless I'm getting my conspiracy theories mixed up.
     
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    Robert B. Meiser New Member

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    My guess is many have had a hand in Skagit casting history ...

    ... But it's pretty much understood within the two handed community that none have personally given more hands-on <> One-on-one education on Skagit casting theory and technique then Mike Kinney.

    And I agree with Obe-Wan <> In regards to Mikes influence and innovations given to the two handed community: Skagit casting and technique are just the tip of the ice burg of Mike's overall knowledge that he has unselfeshly shared with many of us.

    Myself included ...

    Meiz
     
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    Coonhound Jed New Member

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    bob stroebel and harry lemire, along with jimmy green.
     
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    What type of Skagit casting? The most anal of the Skagit casters is Ed Ward, technique wise he is among the most precise and consistent casters I have ever met. Skagit casting isn't casting a Skagit line with "Skagit type casts" Most people I see Skagit casting are mixing it with touch and go where they load the rod from the inertia in the line and it's movement.

    Skagit casting draws it's power " loads the rod" through water resistance. IE' draging they line off/thru the tension of the water.

    To add to the list for the Oregon guys- Mark Bachmann, Tyler Thomas, Brian Silvey.
     
  18. speyfisher

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    It is with a bit of trepidation that I say this. Like what do I know? I'm a relative newcomer to this stuff. But, IMHO, I suspect there were a hand full of guys from that area who were in on this Skagit thing from the beginning. And keep in mind it didn't happen overnight. It took a while to iron out all the kinks. But if you were to re-phrase the question as who most refined, most defined, most anything else related to Skagit casting, a lot of those names would fall by the way side until only a few were left. Ones that kept coming up over & over & over again. And it sure as hell wouldn't be Al Gore.
     
  19. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Oh, I don't know... That algore invented the internet, global warming , why not he as the "Mother of all skagit casters" !!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  20. Todd Burt

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    I've heard Farrar came with the concepts, Hogan perfected them, and Cook sold them. Somthing like that...
     

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