If you’ve ever fished with a double-handed rod, it’s likely you’ve tried spey casting. You’ll also know that, while in the hands of an expert a spey cast can be a truly beautiful technique, creating wonderful shapes and serious line speed, in the hands of an amateur it can be terrifying. My friend, Andy Blyth, refers to beginner spey casters as ‘Indiana Jones’, courtesy of all the whipping sounds they create.
I must remember to look out for a video of what not to do – a series of ‘spey casting fails’ could be quite funny. In the meantime, here’s a spey casting video showing some people who know what they’re doing.
If you want to cut out the intro, the casting begins at 1.15 and there are some nice takes off the surface at 2.45. Watch out for the out-takes too at 3m 45secs.