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  1. Lakes
    I have a couple friends interested in learning to fly fish. I'm looking for a spot to teach them how to cast while on shore that's 1) fairly close to Seattle 2) a little more nature-y than Green Lake, 3) includes some chance of catching a fish. If Rattlesnake's water levels are low, seems like...
  2. General Forum
    So my fiance wants to take a casting lesson since even though I can cast well, I'm horrible at showing or explaining to someone else how to do it. She would prefer a female instructor if possible. Are there any locally that you would reccomend?
  3. Gear/Technique
    So my first time competing casting at the Long Beach Casting Club last weekend. Entered as a novice division with about 12 other newbie casters. There were seniors, women and open division casters that attracted a bunch of Spey O Rama (SOR) folks like Tommy A (flew in from Norway), Jim...
  4. Gear/Technique
    So I just got my first spey setup and Ive been watching youtube videos on how to cast plus all the other good stuff. Some of them were helpful and others were a little confusing, but I was wondering if anyone had good videos on the topic that they would be willing to share. Tight lines!
  5. Lakes
    In another thread I talked about seeing a fisherman using a OPST commando head. He was standing in his boat and casting a very impressive distance, using a 9' single hand rod. I've watched videos of Skagit casting but until yesterday had little interest. But now I want to try it. After some...
  6. Saltwater
    Started using a basket on the beach this Fall and have a tough time getting "on reel" when I got a larger fish on, in close, and a bunch of line in the basket. The reel line is underneath all the other. Lost a Fatty trying to control the line and get "on reel" at the same time. End up with a...
  7. Gear/Technique
    So my club is hosting it's first spey casting tournament and I have questions that I hope others here who have competed might be able to chime in on. BTW I have never competed so this is all new.... In a nutshell it says from their webpage: Who: Open to All - beginners to expert - Skagit to...
  8. Gear/Technique
    This may not be a very good angle for any sort of diagnosis, but anyone care to take a look and give me some pointers? Couple of issues (not necessarily in the video): 1. Problem getting tight loops accurate loops, e.g. getting the fly to tuck under some overhanging branches 2. The line looking...
  9. Lakes
    So I am close to shore (with probable structure ) in my tube. #4 sinking line , 9' 5 wt with a , let's say, Muddler Minnow. Roll cast out 20 ft. then what? Wait 3 seconds so the backcast is loaded and then shoot out as much line as possible? False cast a few times to not spook the fish? Let...
  10. General Forum
    I am trying out a speydicator line. I guess its supposed to allow you to spey cast a nymph rig with a strike indicator. For those that haven't seen a speydicator, it has a very long mending line that allows you to make multiple mends before you reach the running part of the line. I can't seem to...
  11. General Forum
    Join us for a weekend of fun, fishing and friends in Central Washington! Join the Yakima Fly Fishers Association, Kittco Women on the Fly, Icicle Fly Girls, Spokane Women on the Fly, Olympia Women on the Fly and Puget Sound Women on the Fly for a fun filled weekend of socializing, education and...
  12. General Forum
    The North Sound Trout Unlimited Chapter invites veterans and their families to come together for a fun event on September 16th in Mount Vernon! If you are not in the Mount Vernon area, consider connecting with your local Trout Unlimited chapter to bring cold water conservation to life in your...
  13. General Forum
    Puget Sound Fly Co. will be hosting a Spey casting class taught by Charles St. Pierre, creator of the hobo spey and a world renowned spey caster. Here are the details. Beginners, novices, experts welcome. The class is 9am to 1 pm Saturday Aug 12. 95$ a person. There are 5 spots open at this...
  14. Classifieds
    Puget Sound Fly Co. will be hosting a Spey casting class taught by Charles St. Pierre, creator of the hobo spey and a world renowned spey caster. Here are the details. Beginners, novices, experts welcome. The class is 9am to 1 pm Saturday Aug 12. 95$ a person. There are 5 spots open at this...
  15. Classifieds
    I'm posting this for the ladies at "Oly Women on the Fly" If you'd like to sign up, contact them (a simple google search will get you to their Facebook) -Sunday the 30th of July -$170 -10:00 a.m. 4 spots left!!! sign up now! Have a spey rod still don't feel comfortable casting it? Do phrases...
  16. General Forum
    I do... So perhaps we can meet as we have great casting pond by Reed College ? Casting is fun (to me) and it is as important part of fly fishing experience as fly tying. I am not casting master but I like to cast a lot. Perhaps I am not the only one in PDX area and we can get together from time...
  17. General Forum
    Casting for Recovery takes women who have or have beaten breast cancer fly fishing. Several of us have purchased fly boxes for these ladies and are supplying them with flies. There are 35 boxes and we want to put 20 flies in each box. Seven of us have donated over 400 flies but we need more...
  18. Gear/Technique
    Realistically how much room do you need to form a d loop? I was fishing last weekend in high water and found myself up to the bank with little to no room. I tried to cast a perry poke, snap t, and double spey. The snap t was working the best for me but i was only able to cast damn near parallel...
  19. Warm Water Species
    Just saw this on Midcurrent's newletter....looks good. Now, practice, practice, practice :D Jim B.
  20. Lakes
    I've been rooting around to see what lines are better for casting chironomids/bobber rigs set to say 25 -28' from a Watermaster and haven't found much. I currently fish a 5 wt 10' rod and can easily handle up to 20' leaders, I use a WF 6 wt line to aerialise/lob this and it works well. I also...
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