Decoding Spey Talk - Spey Line Tips & Connections

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Spey Line Tips & Connections

steelhead on a spey rod

The Newest Technology Improves Our Game
Fly fishing tackle is constantly evolving and has been since first conceptualized in the distant past. It has always amazed me how much energy is concentrated on the tools associated with capturing prey with brains the size of pencil erasers. The tools themselves are fun. How many late night sessions are spent tying flies or cleaning fly lines and inspecting reels for a special trip. These tools help us improve our own performance, to achieve longer and more accurate casts, enable us to place the fly just right to enable the fish to bite (then often turn them loose). Fact of the matter better equipment allows us to perform better. And being better at everything we do improves our vision of ourselves.
The first shooting head fly lines appeared in the U.S. in 1934 when Marvin Hedge, from Portland, Oregon set a new world distance record of 147-feet. This record was set with a shooting head and line made from braided silk. When monofilament shooting lines entered the game, all the silk line records were quickly broken. And so it goes.

Shooting Lines
I set out to write an article about shooting lines, then figured out that we already had one that was complete. Check out: Shooting Lines For Extra Distance

Spey Line Tips
If you are Skagit Casting, a set of sinking tips is important for getting your fly down to the level where fish are holding. Here is where you will find the tips and tip on how to use the tip: Spey Line Tips

Skagit Lines
During the winter Skagit Lines rule. They are often just as productive in the summer.

Spey Swivels
This little Magic device takes all the twist from your shooting line and decreases tangles as it increases your inter harmony. Gen-2 Spey Swivels

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