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    Default Spey casting

    I have a spey rod set up I bought a few years back.Tried the videos,but haven't been able to get it.
    I'm a very experienced ff ,but for some reason just can't get the hang of the spey casting.
    I've always had a hard time learning anything form instructions ...A hands on demonstration and I'm sure I can pick it up pretty quickly.
    Anyone know where I can get some instruction without a long trip from SE PA.....just need the basics
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    Tom

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    I can help you out. I'm not a licensed casting instructor but I taught my dad, our fishing buddies, and some friends as well. Plus we don't live to far away from each other.

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    Last edited by FGS III; 07-31-2014 at 01:47 PM.

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    Guy I had out last night uses a spey rod up in NY area in fresh water and he said they were good for where there was a lot of current running. I told I had tried one down here off the surf and found it annoying to strip in the line for stripers with the heavy long rod. He was saying they do not strip them like we do in the salt. You fling it out and let the current draw your fly along. Plus if fishing them off the beach you really have to make sure there is no one behind you as you need more room than a fly rod. The time I tried it here, I didn't like it. Yea you could make a much longer cast, but that was about it. Just my opinion.

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    A Marblehead flyfisher can help. Terry the shops owner is into Spey.

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    Overhead casting is one thing, but learning to spey cast without an anchor point is almost impossible. You need fast water.

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    Current not needed, you can spey cast on a pond. Spey casting is a technical roll cast. I second Terry Peach at A Marblehead Fly Fisher, in Centerville, De. 1-302-654-6515.
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    Make sure you have the correct line and style,that's a huge part of it

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    Johnny is right, without the correct gear, spey casting can be difficult.

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