Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Gunpowder River
I am new to the forum and to spey casting so my knowledge is very limited, but I need some help. I have a 13'6 8 wt orvis shooting star with an (orvis recommended) beulah elixir 8/9 line. This line has about a 30' head.
Is this a long enough head? For very short casts it was rolling out fine, but when executing the double spey I am losing my anchor every time. when I let more line out to secure the anchor, I am into the running line which won't load the cast. Again, I am very new, and maybe I just need to adjust to everything, but would a longer head help here? Is there a recommended "beginner" line that will work better while I am learning?