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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Hoping to “get it” this time!

Hi! I’ve been fishing single handed rods for over 60 years. I bought a nice Spey rod three years ago and gave it up in frustration. But I really want to get to Trout Spey so I’m taking another shot now! Looking forward to learning s lot!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 10:26 AM
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It's really not difficult, lots of good info on YouTube.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 11:31 AM
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As mentioned, It's not that difficult especially for just fishing. If your frustration level is increasing just slow down. Chances are your trying to force the cast and it's not working. BREATHE! Focus on one style of casting and practice then move on to the next. Remember, SLOW DOWN and let the rod do the work. If not your body will pay for it. Ignore distance and focus on technique. Ignore fishing and focus on technique. The best suggestion I can offer is to find an instructor in your area and take a lesson or two. Money well spent and it will cut the learning curve somewhat.

Slow down, breathe, focus on technique and take a lesson or two. Oh and welcome aboard.

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Take some casting lessons from someone good. After 60 years of sh, it's really tough to get the top hand to quit being dominant. I'd also suggest putting the sh's away for awhile to not impede the 2h progress.

Super fun way to fish. Worth the effort to learn.
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You'll get it, it just takes lots of practice to build the muscle memory for a totally new style of casting. Take a couple lessons, watch a ton of youtube videos on two handed casting (I'm particularly fond of the Spey casting with Jon series from Ashland Fly Shop), get on the water and fling some flies. Just remember, even ugly casts catch fish.
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Hoping to “get it” this time!
It's about "getting it" enough to bring you some joy on the river. You have to be obsessed enough to stick with it, and if you do you'll find a new dimension to your fishing.
"Totally" getting it would be akin to a golfer hitting a hole in one on every shot. Just remember its a journey and you will have good days and bad days. Learning to diagnose your ills will go a long way.
Enoy the ride!
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