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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone help me with suggestions for a good spey casting video? I see that there is a choice in my local store and don't know which to get. I have done some, but really need help!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rio's International Spey Casting with Simon Gawesworth is good. As is Derek Brown's Spey Masterclass video.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pauline J, In a previous post on the Salt Lake show you said that you enjoyed Simon's casting demo much more than any of the other casters. Based on that if one of the videos that you are looking at is Rio's it would get my vote. Also maybe it would make a difference as to the casting method you are using. While I would think anyone whose made a spey casting video can probably make great casts with any type of line, some casters advocate line carrying (long belly) while others advocate line shooting (WC-shooting head). You might get the most out of a video that leans toward the line type you use.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Willie GunnDate: 12/5/2001 7:56 PM
Hi PaulineJ
Try www.michaelevans.co.uk. Michael Evans does a nice couple of videos. I think if I remember rightly the first one is filmed on the Spey oppisite Wester Elerchies one of the nicest beats on the Spey.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Steven MDate: 12/6/2001 12:20 AM
Hi Pauline,
 
Know all of these films - made by good instructors - all of whom have passed an instructor's exam & all of whom cast slightly differently & use different teaching techniques. With regard to another comment about lines, if I not wrong, I think that Simon was using the Accelerator, Michael Evans- his newer shorter-headed Arrowhead salmon line and Derek - was it the old Michael Evans' SpeyCaster?
 
You could buy all of these films and pick up slightly different hints from all of them. I suspect (judging on responses of friends here in Norway) that many Americans would prefer Simon's mode of presentation. With Michael's videos "Spey Casting and Salmon Fishing", Videos 1 & 2, you get not only instruction in Spey Casting, but also practical hints using sinking lines - and filmed both in Scotland & Kola. (Rio's, of course, is also filmed in Kola).
I could sooner identify films that you shouldn't  buy!  I also understand, for those of you who shooting head fans, that Loop is producing a new film - I wonder if it is in English? - The last one wasn't.
 
Good luck with your purchase!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: steelheadr99Date: 12/6/2001 3:53 AM
Hi Pauline, i have to agree with J D, Rio"s International Spey Casting and Derek Brown"s Spey Masterclass video"s are the best one"s out there,tight lines,brian
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2001, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: SpeynutDate: 12/7/2001 4:19 AM
Pauline, must concur with the recommendations about Simon's portion of the international spey casting video. He breaks down the various casts into simple steps so you can put it all together. His instruction is what really made consistent line aerialization and finer loop control happen for me.  I would suggest you pass on Mel Krieger's two-hander/spey instructions tape. Mel's a fine single hand instructor, one of the best, but he's out of his depth on spey casting. Though the Icelandic backdrop and cinematography makes his casting tape the most scenic of the entire lot.  Best of luck, Speynut
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