looks pretty good! The only thing I would add is that when I do a Snap-t I usually drop the rod tip to the water.... like all the way down! to avoid any possibility that the fly would catch the rod on the way up!
Pull down with the elbows on the forward stroke, that will help engage the bottom hand, pulling down with the bottom cork, bending the lower part of the rod (the strong part of the rod). Looks like you are pushing with the top hand in a see-saw rod path, this flexes the tip of the rod (weak part of the rod). Instead, think of chopping wood with an axe or paddling a canoe to engage your core abb mussels, pulling down with the bottom hand.
@Manistee Spey that makes a lot of sense thank you I will try that for sure. @Beatsmespey thank you for that never thought of it in that way. I really appreciate everyone's feed back. I will post future practice with me working on what people have suggested.
Pulling down rather than back causes the rod tip to revolve rather than track straight 🤷♂️ And the top hand should really just push out straight to a stop the stop being way more key than the power put into the push
I’m not the caster that some are here, but what always helped me was concentrating on keeping my elbows close into my body. It naturally slows your stroke a bit and keeps you from too much top hand action. It seems to be a good way to get back into the groove when things start to go south.
S and C, check out this video from casting instructor and award winning spey caster Ian Gordon.
Watch how slow his lift is and his hand positions which optimize the load on the rod. constant tension is what you need to make a good Spey cast let the rod do the work for you.
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