Switch Vs Spey Rods

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Are you curious about what the terms switch and spey mean in fly-fishing? Here are some answers. I recently shared an older article about choosing a line for your switch rod as a Sunday Classic. The comments section lit up pretty quickly about the terms switch...

Sunday Classic / Getting a Grip on Spey Casting

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I love casting mono running line on my Spey rods. At present, I’m using Rio Slick Shooter. It lives up to the name. I saw a big improvement in my distance when I made the switch. It casts like a dream and fishes well but...

Don’t Let The Two-Handed Rod Eat Your Brain

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By Louis Cahill It's like the zombie apocalypse out there. When you pick up a two-handed rod for the first time, it's pretty common to experience information overload. It's like you pick this thing up, make one cast and discover that some bloodthirsty zombie has eaten your...

Spey Casting, The Sweep

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Tired, lost, in a funk, something amiss about your spey cast? When my fishing is dissolving into a casting malfunction and in frustration an early start to cocktail hour seems like a good idea; I just tell myself, lift, sweep, set, circle up and pull...

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...