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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Unread 08-25-2019, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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New Spey method by Michael Rebholz? It could have use in tight spaces.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=PGXGjiHIZ7s
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New Spey method by Michael Rebholz? It could have use in tight spaces.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=PGXGjiHIZ7s
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No kidding, bender! Thanks for sharing.
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Pretty interesting idea! I’m going to look at having the line wrapped around my rod in a whole new way now. Lots more stealthy than a poke for sure.

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Somebody was using their noodle ... brilliant idea
Wonder if it could be used with a long belly when up tight against the bank ...


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Pretty smooth!
Gonna take this one to the water. I got spots in mind to try it.
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He is not anchoring the cast on the rod but setting up the cast by laying the head on the rod as a means of minimizing the probability of either the set up or the D-loop catching the vegetation behind him.

This method gets top marks for originality.

In a similar situation, I would use known casts -- classic spey and sustained anchor -- and essentially try to solve the problem by anchoring the cast well out in front.

Perhaps this Bonker Spey cast is a more stealthful cast for some specific situations? Got my wheels turning....
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I'm going to be practicing this as it will solve the problems on a couple of seriously overgrown stretches on a little river in SW Scotland which I'll be fishing this October.

It's only a small river (in Scotland it's termed as a "water" meaning it doesn't qualify for the grand title of River) so in general to low flows I fish most of it with a little 10' 8" #6wt switch rod, swapping to an 11' 6" #7wt in slightly higher flows or on wider pools; in high water when it's rushing through the fish lie in the sides of the river so I use a 12 or 13 ft rod maximum just to handle the faster sinking heads needed to hold the fly at the depth required.

I think this cast will definitely allow me to cover some otherwise very difficult lies or pools, in lower flows this river it's pretty slow flowing like the one in the video so it will give me plenty of time to set the cast up the way it was demonstrated.

I just need to make sure I don't end up with any unplanned facial piercings whilst I'm still on the initial steep part of the learning curve......

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That's a cool cast - and pretty delicate. I can see a lot of applications for it on some smaller trout spey waters. Thanks for sharing, Bender!
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brilliant !!! that would require a lot practice to accomplish at lease for me but sure be worth the effort > thanks for sharing ..
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It’s indeed brilliant and, in my opinion, a completely new approach for difficult situations. Difficult in sense of limited casting room and stealthy approach.
As I am tangling myself not that seldom when experimenting all combinations of casts, I guess I will train it without flies first when training to do this rod tangles intentionally. It will need some tangles to bring it to practical use.

Take a look at sexyloops for the discussion about it.

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