Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
Personal instruction will get you up and fishing with a 2-handed rod quickly. There are advantages to using it overhead, even if you are having difficulty with spey casting.
Lani Waller's DVD set shows him doing the fishing on those rivers, intitally with a single hand rod, and later with a 2-hand. he talks about the advantages of the 2-hand rod for this fishing.
What line were you using with your rod? A skagit line is probably the easiest way to get fishing with a 2-hand rod in the spey mode. If not that, at least a delta or WC length to begin.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin