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Snap C casting problem

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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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Would it work better in gale force winds...?

Hi Doug,

It's Ron from the same class...

I have the same thing happening on some of my casts when trying the "snap C". The "snap" throws the entire 65' belly, (Mid Spey), straight upstream, the sink tip starts plummeting to the bottom, and the current starts moving the whole thing towards you. I mostly solved this problem with a move that might resemble a "Perry's Poke, (I've never seen one, so I can't be sure). As soon as the line hits the water after the snap, I swing back and launch a very weak cast. This only keeps the line moving and taught, keeps the tip closer to the surface and also re-anchors the line in front of me and still upstream. The belly is now more in line with 90° across the river, and I immediately swing a forward spey cast across the river.

It's not the most graceful way to do things; I'm no where near putting sink tip, graceful, and good distance in one sentence yet...

Best of luck,

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