The Frugal Flyfisher
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest
Hang Down vs Overhang
Salmoed, no disrespect meant, but, for the sake of accuracy, I am going to play Lloyd Bentsen here.
I know the Spey to Z DVD, I own the Spey to Z DVD, and Topher Browne does not call it Hang Down on the DVD. He calls it Overhang, and devotes a titled section ("Overhang") to explaining it as, paraphrasing, the amount of running/shooting line between the rod tip and the shooting (Scandinavian) head. Overhang is the generally accepted term for that.
Hang Down is the generally accepted alternate term for "The Dangle," the line hanging down below the angler in the current after the swing of the fly.
Check your Spey to Z DVD again.
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