Centerpin rod/reel fly fishing.

fredaevans

Active Member
#1
Finally, and with the joyful assistence of a close 'on-line buddy, got my hands of a new centerpin rod and reel. Prior a couple of days ago the only 'way' I've seen one was in pictures.

Still a 99% 'fluff chucker,' but do want to 'swing' dead drifted fly(s) under the float. Anyone out there done this before? Ask as I normally use a 2-hander, and can consistantly cast/fish into the 120' range. Problem with that is, save for the Deschutes below Max Canyon, you're (for all practical situations) in/out of the 'far off' holding water in seconds. Rest is just the swing back to the beach you're standing on.

Repeat.

An 'ok thing' if fish holding water crosses the entire run. But it occurs to me that holding in that far off run is exactly what a center pin rig is all about.

Thoughts?

Fred
 

BDD

Active Member
#3
I have never done the centerpin thingy yet as I told myself I would become a proficient two-hand caster first before going off on another hobby. But I have looked into rods and reels and watched some video. You may be surprised how many big-name fly dudes are doing it in secret.
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#4
You may be surprised how many big-name fly dudes are doing it in secret.
Is this what "they" mean by 'coming out of the closet?'bawling:bawling: :hmmm: Found an interesting web posting covering the 'ordering of split shot, types of floats to use over them, etc. The crappy part was I couldn't get the pdf document to print!:beathead:

And I thought the drift gear guys had a lot of ways of 'doing things' with lead; child's play!

Fred
 

BDD

Active Member
#5
Is this what "they" mean by 'coming out of the closet?

Fred
I don't know about that but I know a few fly shop owners and even fly fishing reps that would never pick up conventional gear rods but seem to have succombed to the latest "dark side" technique. I predict that centerpinning will be in the future what Spey fishing was in early 2000s and fly fishing was in the mid 90s.
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#8
I prefer fly fishing.

Go Sox,
cds
So do I, but I think BDD's got it nailed. Centerpin fishing has been around in the UK/Europe for a ton of years, and has really taken off in the Eastern US rivers. Here at your door step soon? "PM" you're such a 'spoil sport;' what WOULD WE DO without 'new toys???'
:hmmm:

As "they" would say: "Watch this space."
 

BDD

Active Member
#9
Don't forget BC. They have been 'pinning up there with pink worms for decades or more.

Didn't the famous RHB use a center pin outfit at times? He probably brought the concept over from England.
 

Jake Bannon

nymphs for steelhead....
#11
Pinning has quite a bit more to it than what AKPM claims...with that said, this will be my second year fishing with CPs for steelhead and salmon and I absolutley love it. Once you get the hang of it, you wont regret buying one.
 

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#13
I blame the nymphers. If we lose Evans to the pinners we're all screwed. I'll probably have to sell my Fred Evans special out of principle. This whole thread is outrageous. Dogs and cats living together........

Go Sox,
cds
 
#14
I blame the nymphers. If we lose Evans to the pinners we're all screwed. I'll probably have to sell my Fred Evans special out of principle. This whole thread is outrageous. Dogs and cats living together........

Go Sox,
cds
LOL

Yes you can swing with a float. I see guys do it all the time steelhead fishing up in BC. Do a nice dead drift until it gets to the outer range, than pinch and let it swing. They are usually the guys that catch fish too! ;)
 

longstick

Active Member
#15
They are a great tool for water a spey can't fish. If you have both tools in your pocket or boat you will be deadly. Good luck, if you have question on casting pm me or buy the centerpin secret video.