Profile: Spey Caster Peter Humphreys

July 31, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“’In overhead casting (single-handed), the line is straight behind you. But in spey casting, the line is like an accelerated roll cast,’ [Peter] Humphreys said. ‘It’s a roll cast with a change of direction. It allows you to make a long cast with very little room behind you. It is becoming more popular in the Great Lakes, including fly fishing for smallmouth bass.'”  Talented Spey caster Peter Humphreys describes the primary difference between Spey and traditional single-handed casting to Grand Rapids Press‘s Jeff Chaney.