Deneki Chronicles is an archive of past blog posts that are still relevant regardless of how old they are. They are timeless tips that will improve your fishing. This post will help improve your Spey Cast dramatically by making sure to be mindful of your anchor placement.
Anchor placement is one of the keys to any successful spey cast. Tom Larimer spends a few minutes today giving us 3 tips related to anchor placement. If you like spey casting, you can learn something from this clip. Trust us – it’s worth 6 minutes out of your day.
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Here’s the summary of Tom’s tips on anchor placement.
- ‘The 180 degree rule’. Make sure that the 3 elements of every cast – the anchor, the D-loop and the forward cast – are lined up straight.
- Slack is the enemy. Lay the line on the water as smooth and flat as possible when you place your anchor.
- Forming a small loop of line at your rod tip when you place your anchor will help load your rod immediately when you start your sweep.
As you can see, Tom knows what he’s talking about when it comes to spey casting. If you like chasing hot, chrome steelhead and want to spend some time on the river with Tom, why not join him at BC West on the Dean River this summer? Tom is hosting a trip in mid-August and amazingly there are a couple of spots still available. Drop us a line to learn more.