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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Helicopter spey, just fun or practical?

I watched the You Tube video of Eoin Faigrieve doing the helicopter spey. I decided I must learn it. After watching it a bunch of times and memorizing every move he made, I went and tried it. I did it and it worked perfectly with out loosing an eye or anything! It was in fact, easier to master than the Jelly Roll was. In fact I still can't get a full 90 degree direction change doing a Jelly Roll without hanging it up on the rod. I was wondering though, does the helicopter spey have an actual practical purpose, or is just to look amazing? By the way,here is another Walleye I have been catching.
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I just started spey casting.
I can do a total of 3 casts with either hand, double spey, circle c and snap t. I havn't found a need for anymore but I still want to learn them .

I think all of these casts are just a way of making yourself feel like a better caster, and I know learning a new cast just makes me feel good.

BTW nice fish.
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I I was wondering though, does the helicopter spey have an actual practical purpose, or is just to look amazing?
hey Dan,

to me, both. there's other ways of lifting a lot of line but this one seems to take less surrounding aerial space. i'm not positively sure of this but it seems to help when i'm in tight corners with a long head line.

maybe more than anything else what this cast does is keep the caster in 'very dynamic' mode. outside of waking me up after a while of fruitless swinging, this can be of help when one wants to really bang out a cast.
a fun cast, but definitely not for everyone.

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I searched youtube for this video and couldn't find it... Can you post the link? I gotta see this cast.
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Nice Fish

Seems to a newbie to two handed stuff like me that this is a bunch of showing off to tease us lesser mortals. Nice looking fish. As for the cast and variety of casts I'm trying but it might be tough to learn a bunch more.

If you see a guy with a full face motorcycle helmet casting, that could be me and I can assure you that you should give me a lot of space...I'm so untalented I'm dangerous.

Still a fine looking fish though.

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Jeepers peepers!

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If you see a guy with a full face motorcycle helmet casting, ...I'm so untalented I'm dangerous.
As I said in my original post much of my delight in pulling off this cast was not loosing an eye. My first attempt at a snake roll stuck the fly in the crotch of my thick neoprene waders. I'm glad they were thick, I'd hate to have had to ask the emergency room to remove a hook from my willie.
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I'd hate to have had to ask the emergency room to remove a hook from my willie.
could be worse... http://www.infectiousvideos.com/inde...aily&a=playvid

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Could be worse

Yikes! That's way worse!
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I feel for the guy, but I couldn't stop laughing.
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All those cast's looked good but had absolutely no change of direction! When I see guys doing casts with no change of direction it just seems like there is no point to it....like a waste of time!
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REELY a total waste of time!! Try that in a good wind..Great for the ego and nothing more.. But thats just my own practical exp...
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Myself I don't think they are a waste of time at all. If anything those "fun" casts help people learn line control and how the rod tip effects the line.
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Dan - the helicopter cast is all I use, everyone should know it!




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P.S. Nice Walleye - Looks Tasty!!! 2/3rd's Flour 1/3 Cornmeal Coat both sides of filet and place in oil at 350 degrees until golden brown - - You put a fancy drizzle over it with some kind of fancy garnish & sell it at a fancy restaurant for $38.50!

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