If we have an anchor that is pointing towards our target and provides the proper amount of water tension (e.g. our leader or sink tip laying flat on the water), it guarantees we have our hands in an acceptable position to make a forward cast …
I’m a firm believer in simplifying processes. First understand what we are trying to accomplish in simple terms and then break it down into steps that will get us there. Learning to spey cast is no different. While you certainly can make it as complicated as you want, for me, keeping it as simple as […]
I’ve had the privilege of teaching several hundred new Spey casters over the last decade, and during that time I’ve had the opportunity to observe ways in which the new caster can start off on the wrong or right foot.
Understanding basic Spey casting terminology will ease your learning process.
As two-handed Spey casting has exploded in popularity over the last 20 years so, too, has the technology available in the manufacture of two-handed (Spey) rods. This allowed for the development of lighter, more limber rods making two-hand rods no longer restricted in use to larger game fish. Today, “Trout Spey,” is all the […]
When selecting your first equipment it is best to consult your local Spey shop. Below is some terminology so you have a little background knowledge of what you’re going to need. Equipment Terminology Spey Rod -designed for Spey casting. They can range from about 11′ up to over 20′! They feature a top and bottom grip to […]
Often referred to as the “traditional wet fly swing,” the basic technique is really pretty simple
Spey casting is a fly casting technique dating back hundreds of years, originating in Scotland. It is in particular associated with its namesake river, the River Spey.