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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Spey Casts are based on what other cast?

I think I know the answer but wondering what ya'll thank.
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Spey casts are spey casts that were developed on the River Spey in Scotland.In the early 1900s.
The tree lined steep banks required a cast which incorperated a direction change, but did not allow the fly to pass far behind the fisher.

Or dod you think it was developed in the PNW in the early eighties?

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Hey Skip,
I believe 'Roll Cast' is what you are looking for.

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Talking I've heard it said

That all male Scots must surely arrive from the womb with (Spey) rod in hand. Ouch, that smarts! One has only to witness the cast, however, to figure out that ain't too far from the truth.

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I thought I had read that the precursor to the spey cast was the switch cast?

Anyone else?
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spey casts are based on what other cast

Hi Steelfeathers,
You and Willie are right, Switchcasting was described in the 1840 on the river Spey as a cast that sounded like you were thrashing a peasant, Speycasting followed within a year or so.
Switch casting always had a change of direction, and it was a Highland Switch Alexander Grant used to set his world record in the 1890's, around the same time as he invented the first muti-tip line and the worlds first constant taper line, and even wore his hat back to front while casting.
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Uh, roll cast.
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then i'm doing it right after all! or i should say `properly' and here i been focusing on the `i'll take that!' cast the switch or is it `touch n go' cast is one of the 4casts i use-single switch overhead and double-spey when i'm on the wrong bank

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