Casting Help

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by troutpounder, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    So i am still pretty new to the world of spey casting. I must say it is fucking awesome! I have been doing pretty well casting when the river is running from right to left, how ever I am having a huge problem when the river is runing the other direction. I am right handed. Can anyone help me out a little ( different casts) ? Thanks
  2. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    1. Slow down

    2. Reverse double spey seems to be the easiest, for me when Im in that situation
  3. fredaevans Active Member

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    Tp, by the direction I'd almost guess you're a 'lefty.' What you're facing is called 'Dominate Hand.' If you're a righty, that's the one that will be on the top cork, etc. Two, well three, choices:

    1. Practice, practice, practice non-dominate hand up;
    2. Practice, which a lot of folks actually do casting 'cack-handed. Awkward, but it does work;
    3. Choose, here's what I do, cast's that work for you best River Right or River Left.

    To give you an over blown example of #3 .. the Snake Roll. (And I can cast reasonably well with either hand on top.) River right NO PROB-LEMMOOO. River Left .. furgetaboutit, brain/body just doesn't want to go there. You just adjust to a cast that works in those situations. Think the term is "Arrow's in your Quiver." Or some-such.
    ;>)
  4. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    I am right handed. For river running left i do a circle c upstrem than cast. Ill try the snake roll. Thanks
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  5. Salmo_g Active Member

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    If you're right handed, and you're on river right (running from left to right) the double Spey is about as easy as Spey casting gets.

    Sg
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  6. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    i will try the double spey. i might have been over thinking it
  7. KerryS Ignored Member

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    You are doing something right. You are already posting grinnin' steelhead pics. That is more than I have done in awhile.

    My mentor used to say three things to me when I was learning to cast.

    Slow down.
    Slow down. and
    Slow down.
  8. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    ya like I said with the river going to the left i can shoot line and cast pretty good but to the right my brain was not working........
  9. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    holy shit! I just went down the road to the river to try the double spey and my god i over thought the shit out of it. It is VERY easy. Thanks for all the help
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  10. TROUTsniffer Member

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    why not just snap T with your left hand...:D