Getting Started With Spey Casting

“You should learn the roll cast first. With, say, 50-feet of fly-line-belly, fly-line-taper and leader to a nicely decked out fly, give this a try. Start facing downstream and let the line flow down so the fly is fully extended in a straight line from the rod tip. This position, all Spey addicts know as the ‘dangle’, a term coined by the Simon Gawesworth, one guru of current Spey casting.” Canadian writer D. C. Reid gives advice on learning to Spey cast, and suggests the order of learning, from roll cast to Snake Roll, Snap T, Circle C, Overhead and Perry Poke. In the Times Colonist.

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