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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Am i doing the right thing?

I am now the owner of a TnT 13' 9wt 4pc matched to a Guideline Bill Drury impact 9 wt line, 62' head version. I had two good practice sessons this weekend. With 1ft of the head in the tip i am able to spey and shoot i would estimate 25' of running line out of the tip with out crossing or tailing.
I am practicing on a pond, no running water which i feel makes it slightly harder to single spey because there is no tention on the dangle. For some reason it seems easier to snake roll?

I would like to know if this set-up is a good starting point? it feels like it is.

I would like to add that i have had lessons from an instructor with the DHer and am quite comptent at all single hand speys.

Also, why isnt there a 'Speycasting' section on the site or have i missed it?

Thanks for you help,

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 05:28 PM
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What are you trying to do would be the first question. If you are indeed shooting 25' of line you are doing outstanding for just starting out. Keep doing whatever it us you are doing cause it is working.

If I am practicing on a pond I will use a snake roll to set up my single. For right hand up and the line out in front of you just do a snake 90 degrees (or whatever angle you want to practice) to your left. That puts you in a good spot to do a right hand up single spey back out in front of you. Lack of line tension is a pain on still water but manageable. Puts an empahsis on really getting the line laid out straight on your setup casts.

As far as a spey casting section this is the speypages . Everything is about speycasting. The 'Spey Casting Forums' are the ones we use to discuss anything related to the art of casting.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks both. I didn't know there was anything to subscribe to I am just about to do it though so thanks for letting me know.

Thanks for the encouragement, everything feels right. I think at the moment im casting for casting sake, just trying to get pointy loops and proper form (i think im overpowering). I will probably end up actually fishing shooting heads as there is very little room for a big D.

ta, Lee.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, that lot should keep me going for a while

Ta, Lee.
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