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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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Crazy names for Casts

Fred - ya, this one had me for a second too!

Lets see - it's usually either called the Snap T or Circle cast. But I think i like Snap C -sounds cooler! ;)

Doug - try to put the line/leader connection in line with the direction of your cast. Pick a target - either in the river or on the opposite shore that represents the direction you want to make your forward cast. When you make the "snap" or "C", try to land your line/leader connection directly between your rod and your target.

That being said, Kush is right . . practice is the most important thing. Experiment with the anchor point and you'll see why correct placement will really help your cast.

Good Luck!

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Think Reverse "C"

Yo Eskimo,

The "Snap T" is a misnomer because it Does throw the entire belly of the line upstream of you, which leads to an inefficient cast.

I like the "Reverse C" designation (think of a ">" with the point rounded a bit). I you try to angle your rodtip downstream (throwing your line ~underneath~ the belly) instead of straight down to the water as in the Snap "T", you'll get less line upstream and more downstream with which to form a larger "D" loop and hopefully leading to a better cast.

It's pretty difficult to describe - the best advice is to watch (or better yet get the assistance of) someone proficient in this cast.


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