For many of us, Spey casting is all about casting, but it is so much more than that. Like a good operating machine or a smooth golf swing, there are so many parts to consider. One thing many first-time Spey or two-handed fly rod users don’t fully consider or understand is the importance of line management. If you’re a beginner Spey Caster, or you’re looking to get into it, line management is a big part of Spey casting. A big cast requires a lot of line, and if you don’t manage your line well, you’re cast won’t be good either.
So take this in and marinate in it, practice it, and try it.
Hopefully, we sort out the ‘loops versus coils’ thing today!
We’ve run a couple of posts in the past about holding your running line when you’re Spey fishing, and one tip that we’ve mentioned is to hold loops, not coils of running line – two posts that mention the topic are this one with 3 tips on managing running line, and this one which is all about loops versus coils.
A couple of our readers have mentioned that the ‘loop/coil’ and ‘forward hand/back hand’ thing is hard to understand, so today we’ve got a video for you demonstrating the difference. If you’re not into Spey fishing, today’s post is not for you and you should check out some other popular posts on our blog.
For you Spey folk, let us know if it makes sense this time around. Happy launching!
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