Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Many. From NE salt, Russia, Canadian A Salmon, NW Steelhead, Bahamas, Keys. Live in Upstate NY
Is this a Spey cast? Do you ever do this?
Last week I was on the Bonaventure working down a wonderful pool where all that was required was an 80-85 ft cast to reach the opposite bank, take a step and repeat. I was on river right with a moderate downstream wind, so snake rolls were called for. I found myself getting into an extremely relaxed slow rhythm throwing effortless snakes as I worked down the pool (1398 Burkie, Carron Jetstream).
What I found was this: After a short while I noticed I wasn't producing an anchor, my leader came very close, but no grip was formed. I "corrected" my casts and it required more effort to produce an anchor. So I went back to my zen-like, leisurely no-grip snake finishing out the 150 yd long pool.
Without a grip, is it a Spey cast? Have you ever found yourself doing this?
My lift was slow and moderately high, snake loop fairly small.