Bruce Kruk reminds us of three things to make a part of every cast.
Join Steven Bird as he recreates the summer spey claves from last year. Find out about the inner workings of Bruce Kruk and what he holds dear.
The anchor is formed during the sweep phase of the spey cast. There are two variables to our sweep that affect the amount of tension in the anchor – the 2 Ps …
The next day, Nick was like Zen and the Art of the Swing, just zoning, his karma dialed into the cosmos, the steelhead were entering his reality, and he f***ing got it.
One of the key aspects of modern Spey casting is that great distance can be attained by casting the head with enough speed and force to pull the running line that has been stripped from the reel through the guides of the rod. Practicing the forward Spey provides the perfect time to work on shooting […]
Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in Spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment, we visit with Whitney Gould, a World Fly Casting Champion. Whitney is also the developer of virtual and in-person casting instruction through The Gould Standard.
“Hey, look at what I got today,” Joe said. And he rushed to bring out two new bamboo rods—big rods—one 13 feet long, the other 15 feet. These were overhead casting rods (not spey rods) for an upcoming Atlantic salmon fishing trip with Bing Crosby to the Cockermouth Castle Estate in England for an episode of ABC’s The American Sportsman.
He’s back here in 2023 with a 1-part follow up to the popular series from 2022.
Coming in a couple weeks for Swing the Fly members: Bruce expands on “Line Follows Rod Tip”
Mr. Linespeed is back with some tips and tricks for the spiral single spey.
In the latest exclusive video for Swing the Fly members, Mr. Linespeed shares his thoughts on your rod tip path and getting tighter loops.
For a number of years before I took to the two-hander for musky, my fishing partner Nick Pionessa utilized two hand casting to effectively deliver big flies in a range of wind and weather conditions. After hanging on to the single-hand approach for too many years, I finally saw the light and moved to two-handed casting. And I will never go back.