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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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i have been given a beulah 4/5# Switch fly rod and would like to get the best out of the rod. i have done alot of single handed trout fly fishing and would like some help/advice on learning to spey cast. i am a complate beginner when it cmes to spey casting, and all my attempts to spey cast have failed miserabily.

does anyone have any advise on books, DVD's or instructors. i am all the way across the pond in England but hope someone can help.

all suggecstions welcome.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 02:30 PM
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An Airflo Forty Plus 7wt line will make your little rod rock for both overhead and spey casts. If you can learn to spey cast your single hand rod it will help you a great deal with the switcher. The Rio dvd set mentioned below has some good footage of single hand spey casting.

Some good spey casting DVDs are Rio's Modern Spey Casting 3 disk set. Hazel's Introdution to Spey Casting is also good. Simon Gawesworth book "Spey Casting" is very good.

There are some very good spey instructors in your country. Some can be found here. http://www.redshedflyshop.com/THCI.html

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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sorry to highjack the thread but i am at a loss.
mjc, when i get on your website and get the email address and send you email i haven't been getting a response, I have tried several times over the past 2-3 weeks. I suspect either i am doing something wrong or whatever....
if i want to order something from your shop and have some questions what email address do i use?
thanks, my apologies for the hijack.
we return this channel to your previously scheduled spey program....


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 03:40 PM
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Howdy Jeff,

I've sent you a private message.

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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Best thing to do is get out while you're ahead. I'll kindly take that rod for you and give it a good home.

Seriosuly though, if Beulah has an elixer line for that rod I would consider that line first. But, Mike is right, the 40+ awesome for overhead casting.

THere's got to be some sort of spey clave in the U.K., or otherwise find an instuctor. Otherwise order up some instuctional stuff from MJC.
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