Rob, Big flies, heavy tips. I think that would be tough for some to shoot off a single spey. As for the recovery cast... I am still not sold completely. Sure I use it for a recovery cast during a botched double spey, but, it can also be used as a straight up normal cast for and upstream shoulder, upstream wind. Now this cast can only be used with Skagit Heads. The problem with a snap T: with big ass flies and heavy tips the effort it takes to sling that fly over the top of the rod, is much more than a perry. Somtimes after a full day you can "hit" or "knick" the tip of your rod with your fly...I know anyone who has ever fished a Snap T has done this...somtimes resulting in a snapped tip..and if it doesn't snap your tip, there is now a weak point on the tip of your rod from this contact. Didn't Larry come up with a cast kind of like the snap T but reversed... I have never seen it but I think I have heard about it.