As someone who gets only limited opportunities to fish with a double-handed rod (at least its my week on The Dean) but wants to improve I turn to forums such as this and recommended DVDs. The Florida Keys are, unfortunately, not a hotbed of spey enthusiasts. Recently got "The Art of Speycasting" DVD and admired the different styles, philosophies, and obvious levels of expertice. While there are certain constants in the different styles it is obvious that different lines, belly or head lengths, rod actions and rod lengths are necessary to maximize these techniques. Should the motivated beginner try to acquire equipment to suit his style or try to perfect a style to suit his equipment? In addition without the luxury of being able to access a qualified instructor or demo equipment how should one determine what his style and or equipment should be? Thanks for any help. Hope this is not too obtuse. Anybody need to catch a tarpon?