Casting Longbelly Spey Lines

Three things I am working on in my effort to develop my casting technique with long belly Spey Lines.

  1. Keeping my elbows in front of me for the lift and sweep.  Particularly with the up hand elbow.  I want to keep the line moving at an incline to form the bottom leg of the V loop.  Practicing keeping the up hand elbow close to the rib cage.
  2. Keeping my hands in front of me during the lift, sweep and drift (circle up) Or at least not getting my hands behind me. Again, in an effort to keep the bottom leg of the D loop traveling up and to keep my hands from getting behind me for the forward stroke
  3. Drifting up and back after the circle up.  To make room to lengthen the forward stroke without getting my hands so far behind me that I can’t use them both with full power during the forward stroke.


4 thoughts on “Casting Longbelly Spey Lines

  1. Hey Tim,

    Really enjoying your videos, and watching your evolution as a spey caster, as I get into the long lines myself. Keep up the great work!


    1. Thanks Dan! Glad to hear your getting into long lines. I spent some fine hours fishing a longer line with a heavy sink tip and winter- ish fly through a nice run yesterday and though it took me minute to figure it out I had learned a new wrinkle in my long line game and loved the challenge of hitting the sweet spot. No fish, but I love learning and sharing it! I’m really happy you enjoy it.

    1. Hey buddy, thanks for logging in (get it? “logging”) please let me know how your drone career is going. I need some drone coverage on my casting. Might be a fun project!!!

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