If you’re making long casts with a spey rod and a Skagit-style line system, you need to deal with loops of running line. Skagit heads are short but casts can be long, and shooting 50 feet or more of running line happens all the time. Unfortunately you can’t just strip all that line in and put it in your pocket – you need a way to hold loops of running line that prevents tangles when you’re launching bombs.
Hooray – we’ve got an idea for you! Michael White is here to tell you about a method that he learned from Ed Ward back in the day at Alaska West. Just like a climber, you can hold loops of running line heading in both directions out of your palm, and this prevents tangles.
This is a little hard to explain, and that’s why we’ve paid Whitey millions of dollars to appear in this video explaining the method in moving pictures. Check it out.
Note: If viewing this in a newsletter or a reader, click here to see Whitey manage running line on YouTube.