Here is what Janusz Panicz had to say about my Some things I’ve learned about Scandinavian Spey Casting video.
It is about the line speed. This speed is generated at the end of the forward cast by pulling with your bottom hand toward your belly. It’s the underhand that generates speed.
If you were to push with your upper hand then you generate power and less speed. So the more you move your upper hand down the handle and pull with your bottom hand the more speed you generate on forward delivery.
For that matter you hold your upper handle way too high. The distance between your palms holding handles should be approximately the same as the distance between your hips.
In Andersson’s Underhand style the upper hand should hold the handle even further down.
Secondly you should lift already to the side. And sweep with your forearm to the side. Not toward your chest.
You lift really slow but you sweep faster than you lift. It depends on the particular cast. In switch cast you sweep slower, in single spey a bit faster. After the lift you push away your bottom hand TO GENERATE SPEED in your sweep and then you rotate.
Yes, you keep your upper hand in front of your body but you forearm to the side. Otherwise your cast will luck power and you will cast tailing loops. Sweep to the side as much as you can and then at the end of the sweep drift and move your upper hand closer to your body to close the D-loop but not vertically pointing up.
I had a student over the weekend who struggled with that. This makes a huge difference on the power of casts.
So I made the following videos to clear things up.