Sunday, May 31, 2015

Surf Casting with Two-Handed Fly Rod

In the past few years, I have been practising fly casting as far as possible like surf spin fishermen.
One of the problems of this long distant fly casting in the surf with a stripping basket is line tangling during shooting.
Since last fall, I have developed my own overhead casting form which can reduce this line tangling problem.

To describe simply:  at the end of the casting sequence, my hand that holds the butt grip extends upward to the sky.
This casting form will greatly reduce line tangling.
Here is the video of my new overhead casting form.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Saltwater Fishing 2015

Like previous years, I started the new season of saltwater fishing in Little Neck Bay.
In the beginnings, I didn't catch any fish until the evening of April 25, I caught as many as 10 schoolies.
This catch provided me more than enough to enjoy the first action of the salt in the Bay, so I moved on to other places.

I tried Breezy Point a few times without any action. But the change came last Saturday morning when I got many bites and landed several bluefish,
Surely I went back to fish in the evening and the following two evenings.
I had a lot of fun with the good fights put up by the bluefish each evening.
Other fishermen also say the bluefish is now in everywhere!



The saltwater fishing of last fall was suck. There wasn't much to report.
Last weekend's invasion of the bluefish was the savior of my spring saltwater fishing.
I wish this good fortune would continue.