Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon Steelhead Water
I agree with the above, for dryline fishing, the delta works well and for sinktip fishing the skagit is easier to learn with. Speaking just from my own experience, I still find the delta short enough to make skagit style casts (perry poke, snap-t/circle spey, etc) especially when it is necessary to recover a poorly timed/placed cast. A good example is if one is trying to use the single spey (one of the more difficult casts for beginners to master) and too much anchor is laid down to get the cast out, the perry poke is very helpful in repositioning the anchor and having another chance at forming a d-loop to get the cast out.
Hope this helps.