fall is here! amazing color is everywhere... I had a chance to visit a river and just felt I have to take a spey rod with me. swing, step and enjoy the fall setting... life is colorful and peaceful! This particular spey rod was one of my favorite light rod, it is a G loomis Dredger 6/7 12'9. A wonderful full flex light rod. I paired it with a custom cut 370 grain skagit line about 20 feet, plus about 12 feet fast sink tip. The reel is one of the classic Mohlin salmon reel. well balanced and make the maneuver so effortless. The set up is aimed to match the heavy -weighted fury flies which might elicit the hunger of the big brown trout. Unfortunately, I only had smaller browns come into play, ha... it's fun enough! I was mainly casting Ed Ward's style - Skagit double spey, down stream perry poke and reverse C spey. It is so cool to see this soft rod just springing up and shoot the heavy fly right out. It's all about the circular moment and utilize the angular momentum! It's a true joy to cast those heavy sinktip and heavy fly!
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark