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I have a line (fast sinking SH) and rod combination which is just perfect when doing the Single Spey. However the same combination does not work very well when using the Double Spey, the line as a matter of fast it seems to underload the same rod.

On the other end, I have another rod and line (again a fast sinking SH) which is great when doing the Double Spey, but the rod seems overloaded when using the Single Spey.

Does it makes sense?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Makes perfect sense.

Performing the Double Spey with a sinking line requires care to make sure that the excessive line stick of the sinker doesn't impair the sweep into the D-Loop. You're probably ending up with an inadequate sized D-Loop. So it feels light in the former case, but OK in the latter as that sounds like a heavier line. That one is letting you get away with the D-Loop problem.

The solution is to slow down the sweep and watch your anchor. Don't start your forward stroke until you see the line in the anchor pivot from parallel to the current, to perpendicular.

You'll know that you have it right when both casts feel the same on the same rod/line combo.
 
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