Spey Casting with single handed rods?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by dheike, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. dheike New Member

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    As the title implies can this be done?
    Pretty much Spey anything is foreign to me. I have seen a Spey Fisherman before on the lower Stilly fishing for Salmon (Chum and Silver)from about 40 yards away and he was backed right up to a big ol' cliff throwing line like it was nothing. It was absolutely beautiful to watch
    He was hooking a fish about every 3rd cast.

    Darrin ><>
  2. Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    You bet!

    I'm seeing it more and more.
    Come down to Carnation from 9:00am to noon every Saturdays, Aaron (Speybum) River Run Angler one of the forum sponsor has a casting clinic.

    River Run Anglers
    946 Tolt Ave.
    Carnation, WA. 98014

    Phone # 425 333 4446
    E-mail address: speybum@speyshop.com
    ;)
  3. Big K1 Large Member

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    Yes single handers are quite capable performing spey casts.

    Homey where were you yesterday?

    Kevin
  4. Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    I was some where else.
    ;-)

    Family first!
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  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    He's always somewhere else;) :rofl :rofl

    Jim
  6. dheike New Member

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    That's why we are all here. Because we're not all there.
    Or something like that :hmmm


    Darrin><>
  7. dheike New Member

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    I should qualify that I live in Centralia. Does anyone live down this way that is a Spey Caster?

    Darrin ><>
  8. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    I believe that any of the half-dozen or so different spey casts can be done with single-hand rods, although at shorter maximum distances than with a spey rod. They have the same advantages: easy on the muscles, quick return of the fly to the water, and little need for backcast room. A few days ago, I was fishing a favorite drift on the North Stilly. Rather than risk breaking off a fly on the high, rock-covered bench behind me, I switched to a double-spey cast. My 9-1/2-foot 7-weight easily cast 50-60 feet.
  9. Luv2Spey Member

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    If you're ever planning to come up this way drop me a line. I've given a couple of clinics on single-handed spey casting and, if we can hook up, I'd be happy to get you started...

    An even better suggestion was given previously, but I'll restate it: If you can swing it, make the effort to get to Carnation some Saturday morning around 10:00 AM. Lots of really good spey casters now and most of 'em handle the single-hander as well as the two-hander.

    Cheers,

    Michael
  10. packrat New Member

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    The principals of fly casting are the same for a single hand rod as for a double. Most spey cast are really fun with a single handed rod. It is amazing how much line you can haul and shoot into a single handed spey cast. For me learning to spey has really recharged my single handed rod fishing.
  11. SPEYBUM Member

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