Hey Rick , Thanks for the heads up, a moment of lucid clarity like that was a long time coming. I will run quickly to my nearest flooded venue and work out the rest of the calculations. By the way what brand of napkin was that written on?
That diagram looks like me on the American River yesterday. That was the first time I have cast on river left in over an year. I finally got it down before I left in shame. Most rivers that I fish with any access are river right casting rivers. This morning I feel like I was trying to cast 30' shooting heads with a 10 weight telephone pole instead of my 7136.
I think that some pro was casting a Grand Spey about 1/3 of a mile up river from me. He was booming out some modified single spey at least over 100 yard. He would strip in about 30'-40' of line cast 70'+ and shoot the rest with a perfect loop. The only satisfying thing was that he was no more successful than I was. His rod appeared to be at least 16 feet long.
On my River Left, I use my right hand a lot as the lower hand for both power and control on the double spey. I need to use it more on the second phase as I move the rod down and upstream. With my left hand up, I often over shoot my mark, and my fly, leader and line go to far up stream. This is a common error with my single spey river left and dominant hand on top. There, if I over shoot, I just circle the rod and line around, do the d loop as it gets in the pocket and shoot it out. My son does this with his sinking tips and bangs them out.
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