Alright, i've got some time in between fishing to go over everyone's helpful posts. So hello to everyone here firstly and thanks for all your help!!
fredaevans- Thanks for the advice, i'm currently in very cold water all year round, near Melbourne, Australia. Sorry for not being too clear on the weather situation
But as you state, I have seen a similar effect but on a coldwater line in 40deg centigrade heat when I was on holidays- it was virtually unable to shoot.
JDJones- I will take these steps on my next outing, and did notice when I left 2' of running line on the outbound from the tip, it roll cast good enough and loaded well overhead if i smoothed and lengthened out my casting stroke, but I have to translate this finesse with the delta spey line on and spey casting. I will most definitely look up Max Garth soon & adjust my leader length.
middlecalf- I watched my rear overhead cast today with the outbound line and did a few forward spey casts for a bit of fun. I did note that muscle memory permitted me to drop the tip too. For me, this was due to on a SH the accelerate to a stop was very abrupt and small stroke
. Also I have been using full sinking line for SH, so i tend to put a slight wrist flick at the end of the cast to launch a tight loop-only for the sinking line though. You probably don't have these issues, but watching my left arm, it remained smooth and never deviated off plane, which translated a smooth powerful launch of line. From SH launching bead-head streamers in the wind I also adopted an oval cast which really gets amplified on my right arm when I pick up my DH. I can't say much else, as you probably have encountered and overcome similar subtleties already. I am going to use both arms for spey to remove my old SH habits.
ozswitch, reelstory, Svend_Tang- I am going to spend a long time with the lift, easing up a bit and not bullying the line out of the water. When I roll cast the outbound today, I lifted with a slower, angled lift and it came off the water much better. I am becoming aware that I lift, pause
, sweep, for some funny reason, I will try this in one smooth motion without a pause and see if I can lift the line properly. I have a HD photo camera and tripod so will try to get some videos if I still have issues.
locvetter- Sorry about my bad description!! I am going to sound like a dumb#ss on this one but it's all new to me. I meant the Delta Spey Multi- Tip kit 10/11. I spooled on the spey line, then attached the corresponding floating tip on from the wallet that came with it in the box to complete the line. I think one tip from the wallet has to be on to complete the head length/taper. Then I just looped on about 20ft of mono and yarn as a leader+fly. I will take you advice on casting when I am on the water tomorrow.
I hope I didn't mean to sound negative or anything in the above, I tried to answer most questions pretty quick before I get whisked away to fish again at night