The Spey Cast

The Spey cast is a roll cast that includes a change of direction. It allows the angler to make long casts without a lot of room for a back cast. The casting technique may be used with very long double-handed rods as well as more traditional single-handed fly rods. The advantage of making a fly cast with minimal back cast is as welcome on a tiny brook trout stream as it is on a large Western steelhead river.

The most common Spey casts include the “Double Spey”, “Single Spey”, as well as “Circle/Snap-T”, and “Snake Roll” which enable the angler to reposition their fly to make a static roll cast in a different direction. With these casts, an angler will be able to make a cast in any river position and in any wind condition.

Spey Casting Tackle

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