Single handed Double Spey cast (backhanded)
Most anglers find the Double Spey Cast easier to perform
than the single. The pictures show the method of using the Double
Spey backhanded. This cast is superb for coping with a downstream
wind. Obviously, from the other side of the river the Double Spey
would be made normally and the Single Spey backhanded.
First the line is moved upstream to provide
slack that will be formed into the D loop on the downstream side.
It is important that the fly stays a distance below the angler during
and after this movement.
The line is swung downstream and behind the angler
to form the D loop on the downstream side, using the wind as an
ally. When as much of the line as possible is in the D loop the
forward cast is made. Like the Single Spey it is driven upwards
to make a clean delivery.
The Double Spey cast is completed and the line straightens
and falls gently onto the water.