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Anchor point Help!!!

Pardon my ignorance, I am new to spey casting. It would appear that I am missing mt anchor point dramatically. I think that I am pulling in to much line before the spey. What seems to happen is when I pull back to form the D-loop I am actually pulling the leader completely out of the water and actually doing what I would call an underhand backcast. I was using a Rio mid-spey line but just changed to a shooting head with a 10' versa leader and a 6 or 7' leader. What would be the proper anchor point. I have watched the Mel Kreiger video and plan to pick up the Rio video. Is the Rio video worth the money?
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Rio's 3 DVD set is terrific.

For detailed information on anchor points and everything else with [seemingly] hundreds of large photos, I recommend the book Spey Casting by Simon Gawesworth.

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there's an adjustment to make when switching from a midbelly line to a shorter head. you're blowing your anchors.

try this-
clamp the elbow of your upper hand arm against your ribs, really abbreviate the stroke, and give it a little extra bottom hand. don't worry about shooting line at first, just make it a little contest with yourself to see how little arm motion you can get away with and still get a good loop. You'll be amazed at how much the rod tip will move with such abbreviated motions.
and don't forget a nice high forward stop, like 10-11 o'clock.

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