Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The mid-Pacific.
Single-speys with my non-dominant hand up are actually more efficient. Being right handed - I am naturally weaker left-handed up so I'm using body to transfer weight from front leg during the lift, shifting to the rear leg during the sweep and back again for the forward cast. If I had to put a number on it it would be 40 upper /60 lower as far as power application to form the D-loop and to make the forward cast. Left arm up = right leg forward pointed toward the target. Right arm up = left leg forward. It is not always possible on the stream, but when and wherever possible I will cast right hand up, shoot two or three pulls of line, swap hands-up, strip line and go directly into another cast. Swapping back and forth repeatedly in that manner makes it easier to see why the cast comes off so well one way and apply the same with my other hand-up. Sometimes I find that I'm trying to teach my dominant cast to do what my non-dominant is doing.