Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by fredaevans, Aug 6, 2007.
Straight off the leader. Should have gotten swivels as well.
My hunting partner got all of DZ Wells spoon making molds
I think one of the advantages of tossing a small spoon with a spey rod is the lack of lead needed. To toss out a small spoon with a gear rod you've got to use some weight, with spey rod you can choose your tips accordingly. The gear rod certainly excels at accessing deeper water, but the bug rod has the advantage for the water that's not as deep. I actually hooked a really nice coho doing this last fall when all the gear guys weren't doing well. Super fun. I'd do it again
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There is an advantage to using spoons on a fly rod. You'd need a bunch of lead to load a gear rod enough to cast a lightweight spoon. That works fine in heavy water, but causes it to drop like a rock in froggy stuff. The same spoon on an intermediate line just hovers. At least that's what I have read on the internet. I would never do such a thing. Ever. Honest.
I heard about a heathen using a spoon with his 9ft 5wt. Fluoro furled leader with a couple feet of fluoro tippet to fish some deep slow moving spots.
Anyone that would use a spoon on a fly rod is an elistist sombitch and likely bordering on being some sort of holier than thou casting guru.
I know some people whom employ this technique. Pretty lame, in my humble opinion, but to each his own.
Be quiet, you.
Hahaha, I was wondering when that was coming. It's all good! You of all people know that if one were to follow me around long enough they would see me do the dirty bead dance, and that is just gear fishing on a fly rod as well. I am happy to say that I have been slowly detoxing myself from these transgressions and have fished the dry line with surface or traditional bugs this year exclusively. With life changing success, might I add.
Is nothing sacred any longer?
Oh, the shame of it all!
Its been going on for a LONG time, I've read about tiny 3-0 Pflueger colorado spinners on single hand rods & floating line back in the 1940/50's.
Trout Fishermans Bible by Dan Holland has a chapter on it.
I'd do it in a heartbeat.
you should see my pink box. Ever since I learned I can throw a dick nite on a fly rod the more assanine using a fly sounds
Soo, for what 3 weeks?
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Yup i have seen the light
4 pink size 0`s and 3 frog greens
Dick nites catch fish no matter what rod, pole or stick you use.