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
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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