I know where the spey god of all gods resides

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  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    While finally acquiring my fishing license the other day at Holiday Market I was informed by the guy working there that some cat that also works there was the first to ever to use a spey rod on the Skagit and in fact taught such notables as Mike Kinney and Dec Hogan how to cast. Wow, I did not know that the spey god above all other spey gods worked just a few miles from my home. I am dumbfounded.
     
  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    And what is the name of this almighty spey wizard ?
     
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  3. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    And at Holiday Market of all places. Poor sap, they probably had him pumping gas and reheating those terrible jojo potatoes up until a few years ago.
     
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    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Ever since the Spey rod got so hip, seems like every old homer in the PNW invented it.
     
  5. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I invented the Perry Poke. Although I never knew it was the PP. In fact, at that time I didn't know there was a name to the various casts I was inventing with the new to me spey rod in my hand many years ago.
     
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  6. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I invented the bear hug Spey cast. ( an actual cast I use)
     
  7. Jeff Sawyer

    Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    I invented the Van Gogh cast...(when I nearly ripped my damn ear off)
     
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  8. WT

    WT Active Member

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    Why not. Better people have fallen from higher places.
     
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  9. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Alright, I'll bite...let's hear about it.
     
  10. o mykiss

    o mykiss Active Member

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    I've seen my brothers execute that cast to perfection in years past. :)
     
  11. underachiever

    underachiever members only

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    Sounds like the guy should be easy to spot, just look for the dude with his head up his own ass.
     
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  12. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    so this is a left hand dominant cast for fishing a river flowing left to right.

    SHOTGUN LIFT, then bring rod past right shoulder ( between you and near bank)

    ARM PIVOT- rod tip now pointing upstream-between you and far bank- line " bear hugs" you almost ... hence the name

    DOWNSTREAM D LOOP- shoot line.

    Easy cast to make- great for tight quarters casting ( consistent 90 ft casts for me )
     
  13. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I guess I'd have to see it. I'm left hand dominant, so I'm interested, just can't envision it.
     
  14. dogsnfish

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    Great thing about the US of A, freedom of religion, my spey god can be found at the Red Shed!
     
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  15. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Daniel invented the Chrome Virgin Cast.