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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2007, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Double Spey First or what

I was talking with a young Instructor and he made a point in asking why is used the double Spey for my first change of direction cast during my courses?

Good question?
I used it because it was good for getting timing and anchor placement.

Then I got to wondering if it is just me or do other people use different cast for different reasons.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 02:52 PM
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Thumbs up double spey

I am not an instructor by any means, but I have a vivid memory of learning to spey cast and teaching my wife to spey cast. In my opinion the double spey is the easiest most logical place to start. I tried to learn the other casts all at the same time and was frustrated. Finally I thought I am going to get this double spey rock solid and move on. After really learning to double spey the other casts came easy. Flint
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This may be a dumb newbie question, but I keep hearing that the Switch is the basis of the other casts, so why isn't that the first cast taught?

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The cool thing about the double spey (other than it does look cool) is it's slow and easy and puts the anchor in a relatively predictible and consistent place. Getting your anchor placed consistently on the switch cast or single spey takes a lot of practice. I consider that a major breakthrough!

Still working on it...

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My Bad

The switch cast is taught first.
Well actually I teach the overhead cast first to install the stops.
Then the roll cast shows the rod path.
The switch casts to me is the same as false casting with overhead rod.
I use it as training aid to build the rest of the casts on.
One of the major faul I see in instruction is failure to understand the switch cast and Single spey but that is another thread
What I was meaning after the Switch is mastered with both hands up.
Which would be the next cast rather than the double.
The double like all repositioning casts build timing and constancy with placement of the anchor is paramount. Changing the anchor from perpendicular to parallel is what we are doing with a repositioning cast.

They all look cool and when done correctly are awsome and powerful.

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