Single hand Trout Spey :
A final word
Trout Spey is most productive on lowland rivers and estuaries with good numbers of trout.
Trout can be effectively targeted by swinging or stripping streamers, fishing soft hackles, during or outside of mayfly hatches, or swinging dry flies during an evening caddis hatch.
The advantages of Spey casting compared to conventional overhead casting with a single hand rod, are:
|2.||Casting tips and streamers that require a rod two or three line weights heavier|
|3.||Casting with no back room|
|4.||Less impacted by wind|
|5.||Less time with the flies in the air|
|6.||Greater ability to control streamer depth through tip selection|
|7.||Less tail wrap with mobile streamers, e.g. rabbit flies and woolly buggers|
|8.||Aggressive hits on a tight line are addictive|
The cool thing about a 5wt single hand outfit is that you can nymph or dry fly your way upstream with a standard fly line, then switch spools/reels and work your way back downstream swinging streamers or soft hackles on a Skagit or Hybrid head.
Or you can mix and match according to the water, or what does or does not work on the day.
And don’t be surprised if you start using your new found casting techniques with regular floating fly lines to reach places you previously considered un-fishable.
Single hand Trout Spey : Getting started with a 9 ft 5wt rod
|+||Rods and Skagit heads|
|+||Sink tips for Skagit heads|
|+||Tippet for Skagit heads|
|+||Floating tips for Skagit heads|
|+||Cost effective approach|
|+||Learning to Spey cast
|+||A final word
Single Hand Skagit - Science behind the magic
|+||Where it all began|
|+||Casting heavy sink tips|