Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The mid-Pacific.
I believe the "sustained anchor" was coined to differentiate "skagit" in that all movement (rod and line) is stopped - while the anchor digs in - from traditional spey casting which is very minimally anchored (Touch -&- Go) . The casting stroke is purposely broken at a point during the set up and the sweep. I don't believe the rod can actually stay loaded through the entire transition from sweep to forming the d loop and through to the forward cast. There is an unloading of the rod - however brief - and momentum keeps the loop from crashing behind same way as a slight pause in spey casts ...