Spey Casting

Spey CastingSpey casting is so new on the East Coast that very few have recognized its potential yet, Especially when it comes to larger saltwater species from the beach. Notice the finger grip, I am making apoint here in a lesson however this is really all that is necessary for even a long cast… it truly is that easy and easy on the shoulders and arms.

  

Here I am casting in the keys with a two handed rod easy to get out there 100' or more without much effort, and it is easy on the body too. 

Back at home I have totally switched over to a Scandanavian two handed rod in the Surf. There are lots of advantages but it takes a little work in the beginning to get all the timing right. I really recommend a lesson or two to get started on the right foot. Practicing wrong can create bad habits and bad habits are hard to overcome. Single hand casters already have a dominant hand with lots of muscle memory and that takes some adjusting. Once we get past that you will be amazed at how effortless a real distance cast can be. Line control is just excellent. It's just plain fun!  

 

“… Anyone who is passionate about their calling can always pinpoint that "eureka" moment when they discovered what they wanted to do. Jim Valle's moment came when he saw a guy cast a fly into a shot glass. "I was a kid and I'm not exactly sure where I saw it, but I remember thinking that is something I just have to do," he said. So began Valle's journey into the world of fly casting and his latest passion spey casting. Developed on the rugged River Spey in Scotland, with it's steep banks covered in brush, spey casting was born more than two hundred years ago so fishermen could cast their salmon flies without the need for long back casts. Spey…”  
Asbury Park Press  2008-06-27