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Get a Grip. Fly casting grips part III - Finger on top grip 0

Finger on top fly casting gripChristian Stixner,  a good mate of mine from Germany (and expert Cane rod builder) favours this grip, not only is he one of the smoothest casters I've seen he can most certainly punch out a very long line using this grip

Destino Yelcho en la Patagonia. 0

PatagoniaYelcho region Patagonia - two beautiful video clips from this stunning region.

Get a Grip - Fly Casting Styles - Pt II the Key Grip 3

Fly Casting Grips - the V gripImagine you are holding a set of keys and about to unlock your front door - that’s pretty much it. Knuckles facing up and out, palm down, heel of the thumb down on the grip. You'll form a nice V between your thumb and forefinger.

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Get a grip - Fly casting grip styles 8

Fly casting grip styles Carl McNeil

Most fly casters are pretty well focused on improving their fly cast, but few of us give much thought to how we actually grip a fly rod.

Over the next few posts we’ll take a look at the three most commonly used grips and their pro’s and con’s - no particular grip is right or wrong, but each does have some influence on how you move a fly rod and deliver a line.

Meet Colby D Crossland - Epic Ambassador 2

Epic Ambassador Colby D CrosslandFor those that don’t know him (and you should) Colby D Crossland is a professional fly-fishing guide for Spinnerfall Guide Service in Dutch John Utah where he spends the warmer months of the year catching fish and helping others to do the same and generally doing epic shit. When the temperature drops he splits his time between Salt Lake City, Moab, Utah and trying to explore Central America