Spey Casting instruction - Downstream Snap D cast

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A sequence of photos demonstrating how to Snap D cast

Ally Gowans demonstrates how to use the Downstream Snap or Snap D cast efficiently. 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. 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.

Snap D (Downstream) Cast
Lifting the rod to start the cast. Starting the Snap D
After rotating the rod clockwise (in this case), under the line and then upstream After rotating the rod the line is airborne
Rod is pushed upstream and outwards Pushing to rod out and upstream
Rod rotated downstream to form the D loop Rotating the rod downstream to form a D loop
D Loop almost complete D loop almost complete
Cast complete Cast complete
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