Spey Casting Goes the Distance

May 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Keith McCafferty points out in this article on spey casting, practicing this traditional casting technique means you can reach fish in virtually any lie, and without much effort. “The resurgence of interest is largely due to modern graphite fibers that can be built into long rods that are extremely light in weight. This leads to one of spey casting’s biggest advantages—less arm fatigue. It is far less taxing on muscles and tendons to cast a long rod using two hands all day than it is to cast a shorter, one-handed rod.” In Field & Stream.