Released to spawn
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
Direction of cast...
Speycasting should be easier to cast to position 1 (90 degrees angle compared to bankside) & 2 compared to single-handed overhead casting, as Speycasting techniques need less room behind you to make the cast.
However, the determination of position to cast to is not specific to Speycasting, but is determined by 1. where your fish are in relation to where you are standing, and 2. what type of line & fly you are trying to swing.
If you are fishing a surface of floating line, and floating or just subsurface fly, then it is probably better to make a cast between 60 and 45 degrees for a nicer swing.
If you are wanting the fly to get down to the fish, with a sinking tip line & sinking fly, it is usually better to make the cast between 90 and 60 degrees, so that the fly gets down before it starts to swing.
If the fish are lying 90 degrees across river from your standing position and you 'need' to make a cast less than 90 degrees, obviously you need to reposition yourself further upstream for the cast.
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