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Best Instructional Casting Video

 
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gastch
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Best Instructional Casting Video  Reply with quote

I see that wannafish is putting up some good info on spey casting. So I thought I'd mention that in my opinion the best DVD for learning to cast is Rio's 3 DVD set Rio Modern Spey Casting with George Cook, Simon Gawesworth, Mike McCune, Scott O'Donnell, Dana Sturn and Ed Ward. These guys are spey masters. Simon does most of the instruction and I have had some personal correspondence with him. He is an awesome guy and easy to understand. Well worth the investment.

Another is Skagit Master Vol. 1 with Ed.Ward. This video is abit more technical with its instruction and might not be for most people right of the bat.

My advice to anybody learning is throw away the single hand and force yourself to learn the big stick. Won't be long before your sending long tight loops out. Oh and go slow with your stroke. I think many people think you need alot of power and speed with the spey rod with all that line out. You really don't. Let the rod do the work for you.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, I know someone like you mention.....
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gastch,  what style are you casting? ie traditional spey, skagit, or scandi
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wannafish wrote:
gastch,  what style are you casting? ie traditional spey, skagit, or scandi


All 3 depending on the situation and whats working for me that day. I normally do alot of single spey but if the wind is not right or I get tired of the single spey I'll through in the stap T or double spey. Or if there are rocks around I might have to do a Perry Poke to avoid them. Just never know I try to practice them all as often as I can. As much as a try to practice the proper scandi stroke it still turns into a single spey in my opinion and needs more work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris do you want to sell that 3 dvd set? I bought Modern Speycasting and more Dec Hogan thinking it was the one you got  Rolling Eyes


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