Fly fishing tuition - Double Spey cast tuition
- double useful in a downstream wind

double spey cast

Single handed Double Spey cast (backhanded)

Most anglers find the Double Spey Cast easier to perform than the single. The pictures show the method of using the Double Spey backhanded. This cast is superb for coping with a downstream wind. Obviously, from the other side of the river the Double Spey would be made normally and the Single Spey backhanded.

double spey cast tuition

First the line is moved upstream to provide slack that will be formed into the D loop on the downstream side. It is important that the fly stays a distance below the angler during and after this movement.

how to double spey cast

The line is swung downstream and behind the angler to form the D loop on the downstream side, using the wind as an ally. When as much of the line as possible is in the D loop the forward cast is made. Like the Single Spey it is driven upwards to make a clean delivery.

double spey cast

The Double Spey cast is completed and the line straightens and falls gently onto the water.

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