August 30, 2010
Steelhead Tactics: Manage That Piled Running Line
By Tim Romano
Not long ago we saw a video from Deneki Outdoors and Michael White in regards to swinging flies for steelhead and how and when to take your step downstream. This week I thought I'd follow that up with another video tip from Mr. White on how to manage all that piled up running line while casting and stepping.
From Deneki's weekly news letter:
"If you’re making long casts with a spey rod and a Skagit-style line system, you need to deal with loops of running line. Skagit heads are short but casts can be long, and shooting 50 feet or more of running line happens all the time. Unfortunately you can’t just strip all that line in and put it in your pocket – you need a way to hold loops of running line that prevents tangles when you’re launching bombs."