starting to get it

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by cuponoodle breakfast, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. After only being at it a few weeks my spey casting really came together today. I got the feel for modifying my snap t when changing between sink tips and a full floater and was slinging it out there with ease. The other change was just keeping my hands in closer for a more compact stroke. It felt pretty good to "get it."
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  2. Prepare to hang up single handers now, because that's the next evolution.

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  3. There is no reason to discriminate between 1 and 2 hand rods.. I learned all the spey moves on a 1h rod, and used them for years, before I even bought a 2h rod. I think it is great practice just getting a feel for the load of the line regardless of rod length. Once you get the feel there is nothing you can't do with either rod.

    Being able to snap T or double spey, and then double haul into your D loop, and double haul again on the forward movement with a single hand rod will allow you to air out the entire length of most fly lines. It commonly makes jaws drop too.
  4. During my learning phase as a spey caster, I noticed that a cast was either successful or unsuccessful. The feedback was immediate, and lead to steady improvement. That's a large part of the fascination of spey casting. I also learned that when a cast was going to be successful, I could usually tell when partway through it. It's true with both spey and single hand casting that when the backcast/D loop is properly timed and executed, that a successful forward stroke is more or less automatic.

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