Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spey Cast Furled Leaders New For 2011!

April 7, 2011 Cutthroat Furled Spey Leaders This illustration from 1895 depicts a fisherman during a salmon fly hatch with his spey rod. Spey casting, by definition is a fly fishing casting technique. Spey casting ultimately requires a longer, heavier two-handed fly rod, referred to as a "spey rod. Spey casting is used for fishing larger rivers for catching large trout, sea trout, steelhead or salmon. Spey technique has also been known to be used in saltwater surf casting or even kayak fishing. All of these situations require the angler to cast larger flies long distances. The specific two-handed SPEY CAST technique allows more powerful casts and avoids obstacles on the shore by keeping most of the line in front of the angler. While there are many variations of the Spey cast, the basic technique is broken down into a few simple actions. With your cutthroat furled leader floating directly downstream, the angler first lifts the line off the water with the tip of the rod. The angler then sweeps the line backwards just above the water, and allows just the fly and leader to "anchor" the cast by touching the water one to two rod lengths away. This back-cast is often referred to as the "D-loop", from the curving shape of the line between the anchor and the tip of the rod. While swinging the "D-Loop," it is important to make one continuous, deliberate motion with the rod tip climbing at a 45 degree angle off the water. As the "D-Loop" comes around, the cast is completed by firing the line forward with a sharp two-handed "push-pull" motion on the handle of the rod while making an abrupt stop with the rod tip at the end of the cast. The cast is most easily compared to a roll cast in one-handed fly fishing, although by using the fly as an anchor, the Spey cast allows a greater loading of the rod and thus achieves greater distance than a one-handed cast. The "Spey Cast" technique was originally developed on the river "Spey" located in Scotland. SAVE 10% on all orders are get free shipping, at check out use code FFF For additional spey leaders information please go to our website. To shop our 2011 spey leaders please visit our store located at Tight Lines!

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