Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Many. From NE salt, Russia, Canadian A Salmon, NW Steelhead, Bahamas, Keys. Live in Upstate NY
I finally enlarged Hazlett's video so that I could more closely analyze it.
Now I know the other reason the cast looked so weird to me: He's on river left and his spiral is clockwise.
Steve Choate's spiral single spey on river left, right hand dominate cast uses a counter-clockwise spiral. On river right, you use a clockwise spiral — left hand dominate. First move is always toward the river, not the bank.
Like Poppy says, it really doesn't matter if it works for you, but over 15 years ago, that's how Steve taught me the cast.
Personally, I use the cast with Scandis and with long belly lines. But I don't use the cast with Skagit lines.