Spey Casting instruction - Downstream Snap D cast

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A sequence of photos demonstrating how to Snap D cast
(Pictures copyright Alastair Gowans 2012)

Ally Gowans demonstrates with a sequence of 25 shots how to use the Downstream Snap or Snap D cast efficiently and help you to learn Spey casting in an effortless manner. This is one of my favourite fishing casts when the wind is downstream especially when using sinking shooting heads. With practice the line can be repositioned accurately for completion in the same manner as for the Double Spey, which effectively utilises a Roll cast. It is by far the best cast to choose from a high bank with a downstream wind. 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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