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Why Spey Cast?

February 4, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

From “spey rods are only about casting to far” to “spey casters just like to stand around and talk about their gear,” surely the self-proclaimed spey geeks at Deneki Outdoors have heard it all.  But there more reasons than aesthetic appeal to use a spey or switch rod.  Besides being easier on the shoulder and not requiring a backcast, spey casting makes for exponentially easier mending.  Also, much like a perfectly fluid golf swing, a dead-on spey cast just feels good.