My goal in writing this blog and making the video (above) is to do so without mention of terms most people who would benefit from reading this wouldn’t understand. If I tried to explain a bunch of techniques in this article, it would significantly take-away from the main points I’m trying to emphasize. If you decide to act on what you are reading and seeing here, the information to take it a step further is out Read More
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The Double spey is much like the single spey but with one additional movement. We use this cast when our casting shoulder is faced downstream. 1. With the rod and line downstream of your casting shoulder strip all the way to the shooting head. 2. Raiser the rod to shoulder level and in a slow movement cross the top hand over the bottom hand so that the rod has crossed your non casting shoulder and Read More
The Snap T, Circle Spey and C Spey, are virtually the same cast. The difference is in how sharp the line is repositioned to the anchor position. These casts are used to reposition the line ro your casting side shoulder when your casting shoulder is facing upstream. 1. With the line and rod pointing down stream, make a backwards “C” with the rod upstream, with the shooting head and tip going over and the rod Read More
Scandinavian or “Scandi” Style Casting This style was developed in…you guessed it… Scandinavia for casting great distances with little back-casting room. This style of casting still utilizes the touch and go style of casts as in traditional spey but with shorter rods (11-13′) and shorter “shooting heads” attached to running line. Another difference is that in traditional spey the leader and a good portion of the fly line are used as the anchor. Scandi style Read More
Snake Roll Cast The snake roll is an extremely useful cast that allows you to quickly change direction to almost any angle when your casting shoulder is facing down stream. It also works very well for picking up heavy nymph rigs, streamers, sing tips, and/or lots of line from down stream. With the line down stream, raise the rod to shoulder level and make a slow movement away from the target. Then rotate towards the Read More
Single Spey Casting Instructions Much the same as the switch cast only adding a change of direction. The first movement is a rotation of the hips towards the casting target. This will allow you to get your body out of the way on the backcast and behind the cast on the forward delivery. The direction you rotate should set the direction of your anchor placement. From here everything is the same as a standard switch Read More
Switch Style: Switch style incorporates rods and lines that can be used to cast over the top, under the tip, with one ore two hands. The basic switch cast is what is refereed to as a “touch and go cast.” The basic switch cast is important to learn before you can move any farther. Steps of a Switch Cast 1. Raise the rod to shoulder level in order to lift line of the water. 2. Read More