For a number of years before I took to the two-hander for musky, my fishing partner Nick Pionessa utilized two hand casting to effectively deliver big flies in a range of wind and weather conditions. After hanging on to the single-hand approach for too many years, I finally saw the light and moved to two-handed casting. And I will never go back.
Spey O’ Rama: Test your Casting Prowess
The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club (GGACC) is pleased to announce the 21st annual Jimmy Green World Championship of Spey Casting to be held from Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Off the Cuff: Kaptain Kanudia on the Lever
Our favorite friend from north of the border is back with some thoughts levers, fulcrums and which hand does what in spey casting.
Book Review: Single-Handed Spey Casting by Simon Gawesworth
Simon Gawesworth has come to your rescue with a multitude of options in the second edition of Single-Handed Spey Casting: Solutions to Casts, Obstructions, Tight Spots, and Other Casting Challenges of Real-Life Fishing.
One-hand Spey combines the elegant rhythm of Spey fishing with the versatility of a light rod that can be enjoyably controlled and fished with a single hand.
Linespeed Jedi Exclusive: Creating Tension
Mr. Linespeed is back with some really valuable help on creating and using tension in your spey casts.
Off the Cuff: Setup vs. Forward Stroke?
Kaptain Kanudia is back with a quick observation that is sure to help your casting!
Whitney Gould’s Single Spey
Here’s how a 7-time Spey-O-Rama world champion does a single spey. UPDATE: The Swing the Fly community raised about $2500 in less than 24 hours to help Whitney get to Norway! Thank you all! Good luck, Whitney! We’re trying to raise a little money for Whitney’s travel to the Fly Casting World Championship in Norway. […]
Linespeed Jedi Exclusive: Body
Our buddy Tim Rawlins is back with another exclusive vid; this time with some helpful tips on how and why to incorporate more body into your spey casting.
Tension is everything
The first cast that most people feel they really get a hold of is usually the snake roll….the reason being that it is a continuous motion cast thus maintaining tension, which is your friend!
Off the Cuff with Kapitan Kruk: Hands in Front
Kaptain Kanudia talks hand position.
Simple Spey Exercise
Here’s a simple exercise to shave years off of your bottom hand learning curve.