Klaus Frimor shares a great perspective on scandi lines and casting (aka underhand casting). Klaus tells his story about growing up in Denmark and how his connection with Loop came to be. He breaks out the exact line and setup you need to get started with scandi casting.
Klaus is the main rod designer for single and two handed rods for Loop. Klaus shares his perspective on how and why spey casting and spey lines are different if Europe vs the US.
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Show Notes with Klaus Frimor
08:00 – Klaus talks about running into Göran Anderson who founded Loop.
09:00 – Underhand casting described by Göran Anderson as described further here.
13:30 – We talk about the Line Speed Jedi aka Tim Rawlins. Tim was on the podcast in episode 27 and wanted to ask Klaus about the limits of underhand casting.
34:30 – I noted the Mariusz Wroblewski episode where we talked about skagit rods for winter steelhead.
35:30 – Guideline is the other big company out of the UK that is leading the way in fly fishing around Europe.
43:00 – We talked about the RIO Slick Shooter Running line.
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43:23 – Klaus noted Zack Williams and the excellence to spey casting. Here’s a video of Zack breaking out some good stuff.
47:00 – I last saw Klaus at the Sandy Spey Clave.
1:02:12 – Klaus noted that he thinks the Airflo Poly Leaders are the devil himself.
1:02:30 – Here’s Simon on the Bloody L.
1:09:12 – The GDC Lines from Loop cover the scandi lines.
1:23:00 – The Loop Speed Runner is the goto steelhead real for Klaus.
You can find Klaus here at Loop.
Videos Noted in the Show
Conclusion with Klaus Frimor
We talk about how scandi casting came to be and why it’s not just about a line. It’s about a completely new way of thinking. Klaus Frimor describes where people are missing on the exact meaning of underhand casting.
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