I was finally able to sit down and have a conversation with Tim Rawlins from Line Speed Jedi dot com.  Tim has been documenting his spey casting journey on his youtube channel and website.

Tim not only breaks out some amazing resources for those interested in spey casting but shares some crazy Alaskan stories from his time flying bush planes.  I’m excited to get into this one so let’s jump in and get er done.


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Show Notes with Tim Rawlins

09:43 – Bill Herzog’s Spoon Fishing for Steelhead

11:08 – Anglers Roost Rods are some of the best spey rods going for the price

11:32 – Todd Hirano’s website and a person who has some information on flies on the surface.

20:04 – You can find Tim’s video’s and information at Line Speed Jedi dot com.

30:28 – Tim’s youtube channel and his videos documenting his spey casting journey

31:20 –  Skagit Casting for Rank Beginners video includes a great D loop drill.

34:38  – Henrik Mortensen provides a few tips in this video

38:20 – Ed Ward was a great help for Tim over the years

44:40 – Poppy at The Red Shed Fly Shop will send you a few lines to test and you keep the one you like.

46:40 – The Clearwater Spey Clave is run by Poppy as well.

54:50 – The story of how Tim got into flying planes up in Alaska.

57:10 – A photo of a Taildragger plane

57:40 – Here’s a video of a Super Cub Float plane like Tim used to fly.

1:05:35 – Peter Charles helped Tim and was on the podcast on episode 15


1:07:20 – How to Set the Hook While Swinging – OPST – This is a very good video that covers some good stuff and shows some crazy hookups.

1:07:35 – Read everything by Robert Gillespie and check out this video on the Inclined Excercise


You can reach Tim at LineSpeedJedi.com if you have any questions or need a few tips.  Just leave a comment on one of Tim’s articles and he’ll check back.  You can also find Tim at skagit meister on spey pages, at timmyrawlins@gmail.com or 541-588-0505.


Conclusion with Tim Rawlins

Crazy right?  Tim pretty much killed it in this one.  He dropped huge knowledge bombs and so many great resources if you are interested in spey casting.  I listed a few above but didn’t get them all.

He then proceeded to blow us away with some crazy alaska stories.  He flies planes too?  I’m glad you stopped by.  Leave a comment below and let me know what was one big resource you learned today.

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  1. Bumped into LSJ by accident. I’m glad I did. After watching, buying videos about two hand casting for many hours / years I am an beginner/intermediate.
    After watching Tim for 10 mins. I can tell you i now understand what I’m trying to do.
    I went out with a 4wt. Micro Spey for panfish, my first cast went damn near half way across the lake. Holy mackerel!!! WTH, were’d that come from!
    He is so easy to understand about the anchors & D loop.
    He, Tim, is indeed the line speed Jedi Master imho.
    Tight lines all,

    • I know, Tim has some skills and is all about teaching. I’ll let him know you found some value in the podcast and his videos. It was one of my favorite podcasts. When he told me about flying plains I was pretty blown away! Thanks for checking in here.

    • Thank you very much Kent Snyder for your comment and Dave for alerting me to it. I’m so happy to hear my videos are making sense to people and simplifying the process of learning to Spey cast. It is very simple to do, particularly with the very easy casting Skagit and Scandi lines. They provide a challenge for anyone wanting to advance their casting too. I hope I simplify the process so a person can be the best fisherman and caster they can and advance to longer lines too. Thanks so much for the encouragement!!!!!