Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Militant Single Hander...
He's probably fished for steelhead longer than I have been alive.
And stay's firmly attached to his single hand rod.
I jokingly started calling him the MSH, or the militant single hander because on this river, the traditional 9 foot 8 weight is as he calls it, the novelty act.
We oooh and aaaah over 100 foot casts that boom out from our spey rods, but the truth of the matter is that we as spey guys aren't always fishing the water as well as we should. I sat and watched my friend work a run and I noticed his constant attention to detail that put the fly right through each bucket of each piece of water we fished.
It was beautiful watching a master at his craft.
Sure he missed some of the "way out there water" that 2 handed casters can hit, but guess who was the one caught fish.
The Militant Single Hander.