Spey Casting instruction - Single Spey cast

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A sequence of photos demonstrating how to Single Spey cast
(Pictures copyright Alastair Gowans 2012)

Well known Spey Casting instructor Alastair (Ally) Gowans demonstrates with a sequence of 16 shots how to Single Spey cast efficiently to help you to learn Spey casting in an effortless manner. The Single Spey executed correctly is the most beautiful and elegant cast imaginable, a joy to use. For large direction changes (around 90 degrees) a false cast may have to be used depending on the length of line and the competence of the angler. If the line is sunken a preparatory Roll cast onto the surface is usually required. This is the perfect cast for an upstream wind and with care it may be used when the wind is from other directions. Worst of all is a quartering downstream wind towards the angler which threatens to blow the loop and fly towards him/her. His Spey Casting Made Easy DVD contains detailed instructions on the physics and ergonomics of most Spey casting techniques and is available for online purchase.

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