Well, I finally broke down and bought a spey rod (14'), reel, and a multitip line (Windcutter). Along with the purchase the shop threw in a spey casting video. I ran through the video 3 times and took copious notes. So far so good. Looked easy Got to the river (Stilly) and the water level was great, but the clarity was milky, visibility down to maybe a foot and a half. So, I put on the sink tip. That's when I realized that the video shows this guy casting light, floating tips these enormous distances. I had a few good casts, but by a large, I was floundering. :BLUSH What does one do differently when casting heavy sink tips compared to much lighter floating tips? Is it a timing issue? Does one set the anchor differently? Something else? I'm very new to spey casting, so don't assume I even know how to ask this question correctly. Thanks in advance, Michael P.S. Saw one other fisherman. He had caught a couple of small dollies.