Spey Rod overhead casting?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Steelie Mike, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    With 10' of line out on a single hander, I can cast approximately 35-40 feet.... I'm a decent caster, but with single handers there is only so much line that can be shot with the mass of 10' of head provides. With a Skagit head and 10 or so feet of D-Loop, I can cast significantly further and cast perhaps 60+ feet. Personally, when it comes to steelheading, I find it far more effective if I can cover more water.

    -- Cheers
    -- James
  2. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    I chatted with TIm Rajeff Yesterday after a demo he gave here in Vancouver. There is a Striper line from Airflo that re commends with his scandi style rod for beach casting. He said he was using something like this when he was fishing with you, Mike. From the way he was describing it, it sounds like a fun set up.
  3. Hal Eckert Member

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    Tis the only reason to spey IMHO.


  4. Matt Burke Active Member

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    PolyFuse XT dual layer system - supple inner layer for low memory and a hard highly lubricated outer for slick casting performance
    I am just really hooked on mono or flat mono instead of pvc and I don't care if I do have to grip it with four fingers on the cast.
  5. Jay Johnson New Member

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    the lines are actually forty plus two hand beach lines (with integrated ridge running line). sloan, get ahold of mike and ill loan a set up to ya.
  6. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Thank's Jay! We should fish sometime, seeing as we live so close.