Learning to Spey Cast
Do you want to learn to Spey Cast?
Follow the steps below:
1: Learn Basic Spey Casting Terminology
Anchor - The portion of the line/leader that remains in contact with water during the Spey cast.
D-Loop -The aerialized portion of the line behind you during the Spey cast. Makes a visual D-Shape.
Touch & Go Spey Cast - Spey casts where your lines only briefly touches the water to form the anchor.
Waterborne Spey Cast -Spey casts that begin with the entire spey line laying anchored to the water.
Skagit Casting -A style of waterborne Spey casting originating in NW USA and primarily used with Skagit Spey Lines.
Scandi Casting -A style of touch and go Spey casting originating in Scandinavia, primarily used with Scandi (Scandinavian) style Spey lines.
Traditional Spey Casting -Spey casting revolving around longer lines such as short, mid and long bellys.
2.Consider a professional instructor, book or dvd.
Some that we recommend are below:
3. Make sure you have the right equipment.
We recommend visiting your local fly shop for the best advice.
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