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Snap C casting problem

3572 Views 16 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  beau purvis
Well, Here it goes. My first post! I have been spey fishing for about a year now and did attend Dana's spey class in BC this past Feb. That really helped me a lot. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on the problem that I have been having with the Snap C cast. I am using a windcutter line with a 15' type 6 head. My problem is with the anchor point and firing target. Most of the time, I make my reverse C and my anchor point is placed somewhere upstream and then I fire a nice cast out, which makes me happy. Sometimes my line fires out and then crosses over itself. Yikes!!!! I am trying to set my target at 90 degree's out. I guess I'm not sure how to figure out where my target is in relation with my anchor point. I know if that my anchor point is close to me I fire at about 45 degrees to prevent this line cross. Am I on the right track here? Maybe someone can explain this to me.

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i watch my sinktip and leader on my backcast for the final stroke . assuming everything else is right, you need to wait on your forward stroke until the weight of the backcast pulls the L out of your sinktip and leader . i wait until it straightens and starts to pull the begining of the leader up from the water. then you are straight and you know you are fully loaded. if you have the L in your line it crears extra accelaeration in a different direction and flips the end of your line back downstream.
a lot of us think we have the cast lined up in a stright line with our targeted entry point but dont have the last 2-4 ft lined up in a straight line. doesnt matter where your anchor is if you have an L in the last few feet. plus with a wf type of line your anchor is not going to vary much.
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