I don't live in Spey country. I switched to a switch rod from a SH a couple months ago to fish some of the larger tail water fisheries in the Southeast as well as bass fishing on Kentucky Lake. To cut to the chase my casting is really bad. My forward stroke just sends out a huge loop and travels only about 50 feet. I live in Western KY so I don't have a chance of finding an instructor within a few hours. Are there any users of this board within a couple hours of Paducah, KY that could help? I am using a TFO Deer Creek 4 WT with Ambush 6wt line. Thought I would give this a shot.