Get A Better Grip On The Spey Rod

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ALL FLY CASTING IS ABOUT CONTROL AND TIMING, NOT POWER. This is never more true than in Spey casting. Perhaps because there are more moving parts to a Spey cast, rod and line control are crucial. This is especially challenging for the beginner whose muscle memory...

Spey Casting: Straight Is Better Than Long

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When you’re swinging flies with two-hand rods, landing the cast straight is always better than making a long cast. Look, I’m as guilty as any of us. We all want to launch the fly into orbit around the sun. It feels good, it looks good, and...

Saturday Shoutout / Mike’s Poke

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The Perry Poke is a super efficient spey cast, useful to any two-hand angler. In this video skagit legend Mike McCune shows you how to make the Poke off your downstream shoulder. This is a great cast to have in your bag no matter what species...

Go Slow Mo Fo

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By Jeff Hickman Ask any Spey casting coach or steelhead guide what they find themselves saying most often during the day and most likely it's the words, "slow down". I have often joked about just getting a tape recorder to say it for me on repeat. But...

Changing Your Mind About The Off Shoulder Spey Cast

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By Louis Cahill Most anglers, myself included, struggle with making a spey cast off their non-dominant side. As a right-handed caster, it has always felt unnatural for me to cast off my left shoulder. It’s almost the two-handed equivalent of casting left handed. Because it feels awkward,...