Portfolio Category: Casting Videos

The Rewind Cast

Trevor Covich has developed a nifty cast that places your anchor close to you, by passing the line behind you on the lift. He calls it the Rewind Cast. This is a useful cast when you have wind in your face. Plus, it looks cool. See more videos at pureskagit.com.
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Golf Ball Skagit Casting Tips- Ed Ward

In this video Ed Ward shares some thoughts on Skagit casting with the help of a wiffle golf ball. He covers the differences between single hand overhead casting and Skagit casting, connecting and separating the planes of a Skagit cast, proper tempo, how to get more load through line placement, and more.
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Fixing Twisted Running Lines

When using a mono running line, sooner or later you may encounter some amount of line twist. This is often caused by a spinning fly, or by making the same cast again over and over. Check out this tip from Ed Ward on how to quickly fix a twisted line. You can also let the…
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Fiberglass 4 Weight with Floating Tips

All you fiberglass lovers and single handers: check out what happens when you add a Commando Floating Tip to your single hand fiberglass rod. You take a Skagit Head and turn it into a much more delicate presentation line for swinging and dry fly fishing. If you fish for trout or bass you really should…
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Casting with Half of a 5 Weight

We get a lot of people asking if our lines will work for their rods. The overwhelming answer is yes. Here is Oliver Sutro showing an example of the extreme: a 9' 5wt broken in half, casting a 200 gr. Commando Head with a 7.5' OPST floating tip. Check out the new OPST floating tips…
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Single Hand Skagit with Commando Heads

This video features a bunch of single hand Skagit casts from Ben Paull of Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics. Ben lays out the case for using Commando Heads on single hand rods: they're fun, you can cast them almost anywhere, they're an affordable introduction to Skagit casting, you can fish big flies on light rods, you…
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The Rewind Cast

In this short video Trevor Covich shares a creative behind-the-back cast called the Rewind that has the advantage of putting your anchor right next to you. This makes it a powerful cast that's especially useful when there's an upstream wind. Trevor is using a 7'6" 3 weight rod, a 10 grain Commando Head, a 5…
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9 Foot 5 Weight/200 Grain Commando Head

Here's a short video showing the variety of casts possible with Commando Heads on single hand rods. This is a 9 foot 5 weight with a 200 grain Commando Head, a 5 foot sink tip, and a 35 pound pink Lazar Line. Almost every fly fisher has a single hand rod, and we can outfit…
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