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Old 02-20-2004, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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D Loop or V Loop?

"D Loop" is the common name for the big loop of line that forms beneath the rod tip and behind the caster during a Spey cast. It is called this because it looks like a big uppercase letter D. Recently some casters have begun to use the term "V Loop" to denote a very dynamic version of the D Loop. A "V Loop" looks sort of like this:


and it is a very aerodynamic and powerful version of the D loop, especially useful for distance Spey casting.

Here is an article on D Loops that you might find helpful.

And here is a video clip of a 'V' Loop. Play it Full Screen so you can see it more clearly.

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Old 03-02-2004, 01:48 AM
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Dana what always impresses me is not only the revealing tips you have to offer in but also how extremely well you are able to put it in words!

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Really like the videos. I watch them over and over and pick up new details every time. Amazing how smooth you make the cast look. I have a tendancy to nod forward on the delivery and have been trying to stop that problem.

Thanks for the videos...

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