I really enjoy to deal with you on this forum that gave me many advice by reading it last months.
Like I said in my presentation, I'm a French (sorry for my English) guy who fly fished since more than 20 years with a one hand rod. I also practice spinning and many thing else. My favorite game is to fish trout and grayling (see my last video this summer in Lapland https://youtu.be/Wpd6Kc_w5dk
), and I have some spot in France with big rivers (100 meters wide, 2m deep and high slope, in the mountain) and very large trout (60 cm is very common, 70 cm also) who are not afraid to attack really big streamer.
So here I am, since 1 month I fish with a double hand rod, a Sage Mod 13ft 7', with a 525 gr Rio
floating skagit line and some MOW Tip and big streamers. It s hard in France to find good things about it, and spey pages is a Bible for me. I also looked a lot of video (Ashley fly shop etc...). First of all, do you think that my setup is all right?
My first try was really bad, so I decided to learn step by step, and I chose the double spey to be the first cast I want to learn (for me it seems to be the easiest..). I know that I will need to learn the perry poke and maybe snapeT to be able to fish many situations depending on the direction of the wind and the river.
So, for the double spey cast, I know the basis of the lift, the sweep, the D loop and the forward stroke. But I know that I may have some adjustment to do to be able to cast at good distance (important for my spot), and here you are 🙂
Because I don't have a guide in France to teach me, I decided to film myself last week with a drone, then I could see what's good/wrong in my cast. It s really great to do that because you can see many fault that you can't imagine!
So I want to give you that video of me and I hope that you could tell me about it to improve my cast (this only my third time I fish with my skagit system,... Be cool
I think I understood many things:
-> Positioning the anchor is very important
-> The speed of the swing has to accelerate at the end or the D-Loop will not charge the rod enough. But if the anchor leave the water all of the energy would be lost
-> It s good to take a look at the D loop before the final forward stroke.
->I don't have to get to much power on the forward stroke. I need advice on that step because I m not sure I m OK.
I hope that you could give me some advice to improve everything.
I enjoy to speak with you soon. Don't hesitate to ask me if you need more information.
Ps: I really like the idea of learning skagit.