Art Lingren takes us to the remote wilderness of northern British Columbia describes the treasures he found there, and the tools he brought to find them.
Touch-and-go, with tungsten
PNW Spey Lines initial line offering is the PNW Scandi Pro Shooting Head, a “scandi-long” style head, which features a uniquely long rear taper which transitions into a “holding line” and then a loop connection to add your preferred running line.
Entering into the world of Spey and a swung fly can be daunting. The terminology and various equipment/rigging options act as a deterrent or even barrier for some new anglers beginning their Spey journey. But developing a strong working knowledge of the basics allows for a deeper understanding of Spey fishing while helping new anglers make proper equipment and rigging choices for a given situation.
I’m one to fish whatever line suits the conditions I face: small flies and smaller water — scandi; big water dryline — long belly; and in winter I typically fish a skagit line with my sinktips. But I can’t honestly say I love casting a skagit line like I do a scandi or longer floating line. And enjoying my casting is something I value — we do a lot of it.
Enter the Bridge Wintertide line.
The Spey Lite series includes both integrated and head-only versions of Scandi Skagit lines. They are available in a wide range of lightweight grain-ages (150 to 420 grains) for the new push of Trout Spey rods. The Spey Lite Scandi Head has been my go-to trout line for several years now. I pair it with […]