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Browsing the "Switch rods" Tag

Never listen to a comb-over rich guy that says anything about fly fishing

It's pretty hard to beat St. Croix for teamwork and dedication. They know what they're talking about, how to fly fish, and how to build fly rods. [...]

June 26, 2019 Gear Review, Industry News, RECENT, Slide

It makes sense, say nothing and they will learn

You do realize some teachers, almost all bloggers, and every TV cable news talking-head, and politician have no idea what they are talking about - ever. [...]

June 3, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Slide

Two-hand your nine into the world of spey

If you thought you needed a spey rod to advantage the trend in shooting heads, think again. For most casts you’re good to go with that nine. [...]

May 15, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Commando shooting heads and how to use them

It’s hard to believe that OPST flies so far under the radar. This system has so many applications and is a cinch to use. [...]

July 24, 2017 RECENT, Slide

The backstory on switch rods

Using two hands to overhand cast was especially appealing to anglers requiring repetitive long distance deliveries typical of search casting for large game fish. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Jay Nichols Talks Switch

Jay Nichole, Caddis Fly Shop in Oregon, takes all the anti bluster out of Switch rod chatter and picks three mid-priced, big league performers [...]

June 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Gear: Sometimes the swingin’ switch rod prevails

The switch rods increased length is convincing because it allows most anglers’ to comfortably cast either two-handed or single-handed. [...]

February 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: FREE your single handed 9-footer from WF bondage

Putting away a single handed rod (SHR) and buying another $800 rod so you can spey cast is no longer necessary. Try less than a $100 for lines and you're in spey-ville, ready to improve your casts, fishing and [...]

June 9, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: A casting film that takes complicated out of two-handed

Switch rods, as they got monikered by Bob Meiser decades ago, can best be cast by employing the Scandanavian method, a technique using less energy to create longer casts. [...]

May 6, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics