Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by trekker, Feb 10, 2010.
Seen it! I would have to say after the hype I was a little let down, but I still found value in it.
I was disappointed in the amount of time spent on the grass. More demo's on the water would make it simpler to understand the casts. I also agree about not being able to navigate scenes being frustrating.
With that said, I think there is a lot of info to be gleaned from watching it.
I have been casting a Scandi line for years, so this winter, I put on a compact Skagit, heavy tip and big fly for the first time. I watched Ed's DVD a couple times, went fishing, visualized what I saw and did it. That makes a good video in my book. I don't think Ed's video is made for beginning speycasters. It is a style of speycast that is best accomplished by those that have learned the "touch and goes." I recommend "Skagit Master" to anyone who wants to learn this style of casting.
This guy had it totally right. Whoever the hell he is.
seriously. You want to fish right, hit the cast anywhere, you need to study this video.
Those who think skagit isn't as artful as other styles haven't fished it enough.
I think Mike K is better.
I second that -
Mike Kinney doesn't have a dvd, as much as we would all love to see one. And I'm sure not once has Ed ever claimed to be "better" than Mike. Both guys are awesome and Ed's dvd is informative and worth watching. Enough of the " who is better". These are people, not rods.
watching Kinney cast is a pleasure. Definitely time for him to make a DVD and capture some of his magic.
a book, dvd, anything from him would be awesome. in the meantime, become a fan of his on facebook. he does regular and informative posts.
sorry, I'm not a facebook/ tweet/ etc sort. I'll just talk to Mike when I see him again.
Lucky you. He doesn't come to Ohio too often.
lucky you... at least there's fish in your rivers! LOL
maybe you can get out to a PNW clave sometime, and some great casters go to MW claves too, I hear.
Chill out pal-
Everyone is open to discuss there opinion, and your post insinuates things that were not said-
Yeah, we are lucky with our numbers, and we get to fish them without restrictions. I'm setting my sites on one of the mich. or new york claves for now. I sure hope someday i'll make it to the pnw.....
I'm gonna avoid the pissing match with fishemhard.
But back to the thread..... Watch Skagit Master! It's good, not much fish porn, but i thought the casting info was valuable.
Taken the high road, I like it dude !!