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    So we don't stomp on Dan's ST Croix thread anymore.

    Switchrods and Roll-Casting...when you get to the bottom of the rollcasting article, click the "continue the experience" tab.

    For those that have never been exposed, Sexyloops.com is perhaps the greatest source of casting information and inspiration out there...My man Matt Klara just recently started writing for them, holding down the "wednesday article" duties.

    Check it out. A wealth (WEALTH) of information about all types of casting, geared for everyone from the rank beginner to the seasoned vet. Make sure you check out the video section - some awesome footage.
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    Excellent info G and thankyou. I'm gonna go back and read the sexyloops article for a 4th time and this time I'm gonna try and focus on the subject of roll casting and not the blond instructor :topjob:
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    • #3
      sexyloops.com?

      You sure I'm not going to get in trouble for looking at that site on a work computer G_Smolt?
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        I can neither confirm nor deny that you will get in trouble for looking at that site.
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          They realy should look at getting an alternate URL.... The "OH MY GOD THIS IS PORN" warning just tripped on this network and blocked the page.... :shot:

          Lucky me I have a little program that proxy's my browser connection and bypasses all that annoying stuff. roud:

          So far the site looks like good clean fishing fun. I will have to spend some time checking out.

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          • #6
            awesome info thanks G

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            • #7
              Drunk, sure, but it is my B'day. Can't find a blonde chic casting video. Mark, recommend a 7 wt switch rod. I am always game to learn something new.


              -Dan
              The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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              • #8
                Happy birthday, man.

                I like the Winston BII-x 11' 7wt, for a few reasons. It is a great rod for both skagit and scandi lines and spey family casts, it two-hand overheads shooting heads great, and you can cast it all day as a singlehander without your arm falling off.

                Another good one is the Sage Z-axis. All the above reasons, plus a little added beef and a wider grain window for spey family lines.

                Redington makes a good 7wt switch in the CPX series, and it won't break the bank. It is a little heavier, but the action is good for both one and two hands.

                Echo and Beulah both make good switch twigs in the 7wt class, but the actions are much more "spey-like" - softer, with a deeper flex. If a fella was just throwing spey family lines with his switchrod, these are great rods, and at an affordable price-point as well.

                Hope that helps.
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                  Thanks man, I will check them out:topjob:
                  The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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                  • #10
                    Cool links/information.
                    Remarks by your buddy, Matt strike home for me. Like other endeavors, "perfection" is more an internal ideal - easily met even on days of small or few fish. Not too small though - heh.

                    "I think that a mistake that many of us make, myself included, is to use other anglers' perspectives and experiences as a measure against which we judge the quality or "perfection" of our own fishing. It's quite easy to get frustrated that way. The internet is full of hero shots of bigger fish, deeper snow, less crowded water, and longer casts than I will ever catch, ski, fish, or make. So, I think to really be happy in a fly fishing life each angler needs to define their own version of perfection based on where they come from, and what they have experienced in the past."

                    Appreciate your perspective on gear - as usual.
                    Thanks.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by G_Smolt View Post
                      Happy birthday, man.

                      I like the Winston BII-x 11' 7wt, for a few reasons. It is a great rod for both skagit and scandi lines and spey family casts, it two-hand overheads shooting heads great, and you can cast it all day as a singlehander without your arm falling off.

                      Another good one is the Sage Z-axis. All the above reasons, plus a little added beef and a wider grain window for spey family lines.

                      Redington makes a good 7wt switch in the CPX series, and it won't break the bank. It is a little heavier, but the action is good for both one and two hands.
                      Ditto what G said...
                      I personally own the Sage Z-axis switch 7 and the Redington CPX switch 6 wts, and have fished with the Winston BII-x before... and would vouch for either of them.

                      On a side note... does anyone know if there's any Spey Cast clinics being offered this winter/spring in the Anchorage area??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jockomontana View Post
                        On a side note... does anyone know if there's any Spey Cast clinics being offered this winter/spring in the Anchorage area??
                        Get ahold of Mike at Mossy's, he probably has some info there...or he can put you in touch with Mark Huber, AK's first FFF THCI
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