Two Handed Gathering on the Beach

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Ed Call, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

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    Glad to hear Ed you all had a good time despite the chilly weather..
     
  2. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    Thanks Ed and Leland. I saw and heard a lot and tried enough to feel I was really the benificary of our session. I definetly will continue my progress by making at least one trip and probably more up north to try those weekend classes. It was great the way I am feeling after being out and it can only get better as I get better and learn more. Being able to compare what I can do with what you were doing gives me much more confidence that i will be able to do what i want as far as enjoyinig casting and fishing in the future. And of course now I want a switch rod in my future after saying that I had enough. Thanks again to all who were there I'm sure we'll run across each other again someday. Bob :)
     
  3. rockfish

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    it was a good time putting faces to monikers, weather was perfect. Thanks for the popper heads leland. We should have a get together at docs soon
     
  4. Kim Hampton

    Kim Hampton Not Politically Correct

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    Yep it was a great time today with everyone. Learned some stuff. Still have a lot to learn with these rods. A lot. Did I say a lot.:beathead::beathead:

    It was fun watching Leland cast.....That slow, smooth stroke...He said it was because he was old.....hmmmm.:rofl::rofl:

    Always great meeting new people with the same interests.
    Good time. More of these events should take place. They are great.:thumb:

    Kim
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice meeting you guys today. I had a good time trying to cast those two-handers! I might have to get back into steelheading again! It was a little hard identifying all who was there thru the thick cigar smoke....:D but I finally figured out who was who! I appreciate you guys bringing over your rods to try out. Now I'm totally confused as to a preference. I left to do a little cutthroat fishing just a little ways north and came up with a small cutt. All I can say is I didn't get skunked! Thanks for putting this together Ed and thanks for Leland coming over from Orvis and the others from Seattle. I enjoyed it. There is some sort of "rush" I got from casting those! :thumb: I just got back from the Tides Tavern and the "shrimp swap". It was great!
     
  6. miyawaki

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    It was great seeing and meeting you guys. Lion's Park is a great venue to have these saltwater casting claves. I'll see you real soon, maybe even down there again to fish.

    Leland.
     
  7. mr. bad example

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    I acted out my function of making everyone else look like they knew what they were doing by comparison and ate my first maple bar in 45 years........thanks to all of you bringing the rods and your sense of humor.
     
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    Great that you all had great time!! Someday....someday....I'll get to attend one of these events and meet a bunch of ya'all!

    I'm sooo jealous right now....:clown:

    Jc :thumb:
     
  9. golfman65

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    Sorry I missed this...

    Had to stay home and mind the shop..been stupid busy so no trip up north either...Had a good stock of cigars ready too...
     
  10. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Bummed that I showed up so late. Still I got to say hi to a few of you and get in some casting practice with the new setup. No fish touched by hand or hook.

    Ed, Tried that other beach on the way home. No joy.

    Nice just to get a line wet.

    Jeff
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear that Jeff. Great to see you. I think I had two quick hits shortly after getting on the water, but no true joy. We've got to get that Matt Smith fella active and out again and start planning for the next Hoh down!
     
  12. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    Maybe we should take a little time to see what if any changes in gear we all make after learning what we have at this beach party and then we should do it again. We'll have the ones who didn't make it to add to the group and any new or changed epuipment to show for it. I already found that the other rod I brought was totally wrong for the line weight it was marked. Now I'll be checking all my others to be sure i'm using the best match. I suppose it's possible that I might tie a fly or two also. Enjoy winter what ever you do and I hope to see you along the way. Bob
     
  13. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    So since casting the two handed rods I have a question regarding real fishing situations. Obviously, once you master the techniques, fly fishing for steelhead this way has got to be fun. So, not knowing the techniques to ANY degree at this point, doesn't "ripping" (not the correct term of course!) your line out of the water in front of you spook the fish?! Hopefully you spey guys are working it out carefully along the stream at first, right? Seems like pulling 60' of line out of the water or more would put a number of fish down...:hmmm:
     
  14. miyawaki

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    Larry,

    The casts in the saltwater are not the same casts we use fishing for steelhead in rivers. The line comes to rest directly downstream of us in the shallow near edge before we make the change of direction cast.

    Leland.
     
  15. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Thanks Leland. That makes sense. Too much "dryfly" brain working here... I guess I should think about spey lessons sometime. :)