I’ve never met Lee Davison of Snake River Outfitters fame and Ballistic Spey lines but word on the street, or on the river, is that he is a respected competition caster who won the senior Division at the much Ballyhooed Spey-O-Rama, deep wading, gnarly angle change, nasty wind, long distance Spey casting tourney last year. He…Continue reading Lee Davison Spey Casting Instruction
This is Me, doing my personal variations of a bastardized Crescent lift, a kind of a mini crescent lift or mini croissant if you are French or hungry, or both. I do a Single Spey Waggle, and one or two just lifting towards the bank. These might not be classified officially as a Crescent lift…Continue reading Spey Casting – The Lift: Crescent, Spiral, Shotgun, with Heavy Sinktips or Floaters.
Not many fish in the rivers but I was fortunate enough to take advantage of the lengthening days and get some casting practice in. I picked up a Scientific Anglers Skagit head and wanted to compare it to my trustee Rio Skagit Short. Plus, the SA head is bright orange and I was hoping it…Continue reading Scandinavian Spey Casting and Skagit Casting Practice…Slowing down the Lift.
Check this out. Occasionally I run across a relatively undiscovered video that I have the honor of showcasing on this site. This is incredible technique with a long-ish Spey line. Geir Hansen from Norway has been top Tournament Spey competitor many years. He finished 4th in 18ft Spey in 2016 World Championships. He is also…Continue reading A Single Spey for The Ages
1) Do not fully load the rod until you are beginning to pass the target on the sweep. Too many of us did not know when we were first learning how to do a single Spey cast. Loading the rod too early, such as right after you lift and begin your sweep causes erratic…Continue reading Three Casting Tips to Help you help you with your Single Spey
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