Tips and Tricks

Single hand five essentials of a fly cast

Single Handed Fly Rod five essentials of a fly cast:

1. There is a pause at the end of each stroke, which varies in duration with the amount of line beyond the rod tip.

2. Slack line should be kept to a minimum.

3. The rod tip must follow a straight line path.

4. Casting stroke is increased with the length of line being cast.

5. Power must be applied in the proper amount and in the proper place during the stroke.

Videos describing the five essentials of a fly cast:

Tip for getting that pesky thread through the bobbin tube

I was having lots of issues trying to get a new thread through the bobbin tube when tying flies. Wetting the thread and trying to suck it through was not working. I used some skills from rod building, and remembered the floss threaders from the dentist office. Piece of cake, push the single end of the floss threader through the tube, and leave the loose end of the thread in the loop of the floss threader. Once the thread is in the loop, (leave enough length), pull the threader right through the tube, and you are ready to go!~

Hook Comparison Chart


Attached is a Hook Comparison Chart for Togen, Mustad, Tiemco and Daiichi hooks. I received this from Bill Schievink at Togens.

The second Hook Comparison Chart is from Mustad and show Mustad New & Old Hook Numbers, Tiemco Hooks and Togen Hooks which I have added. This was done on 2016 February 21st by Leonard Piggin.


Fly Casting and Spey Casting Lessons

Dan McCrimmon Douglas Outdoors

The Fly/Casting clinic held today was a tremendous success. The following people attended.

Doug Fielding, Syd Krutop         

Stan Ashbee, Tracy Murdoch

 Bud Mullen, Alan McLean

Gene Ebata,  Gord Bacon  

George Wycherley, Leonard Piggin  

Don Davidson, Will McLeod & Sue Smurthwaite

Syd, Stan, Leonard, Tracy and Gene stayed for the Spey Casting on the river.

Our Instructor was Dan McCrimmon Sales Representative with Douglas Outdoors.

His tips follow;