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    Default Single Spey-Line Choice

    Hi all,

    I'm a reasonable speycaster and can fish quite confidently in most situations. I generally use a shooting head scandi system as it suits my style of fishing. Despite everything I read about scandis being easier than full spey lines (which they are) am I the only one that finds the single spey much easier with a full spey line with a longer head than the scandi. I can do both so I'm not looking for a fault cure I just find the full line lends itself to an easier, more forgiving cast, room for D Loop permitting.

    I also notice the people doing nice single speys usually are doing so with a full spey line where the scandi dominates roll casts and snap-T casts.

    Or am I mad??

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    You are absolutely right ! That‘s why I mostly fish spey lines . Maybe the lack of training with double spey casts....

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    Airflo float switch or barrio slx. i use on a 10ft 6" powerlight, single and double handed. but watch the weighting on the Airflo.read the blurb on there web site,easier if using grams grains for correct a 4 or 4.5 weight is equal to an 8 weight approx. You might get away with a gaelforce switch i use a 27g one on a 12 ft 7-9 weight double hander
    Last edited by munro; 15-07-2019 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K28 View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm a reasonable speycaster and can fish quite confidently in most situations. I generally use a shooting head scandi system as it suits my style of fishing. Despite everything I read about scandis being easier than full spey lines (which they are) am I the only one that finds the single spey much easier with a full spey line with a longer head than the scandi. I can do both so I'm not looking for a fault cure I just find the full line lends itself to an easier, more forgiving cast, room for D Loop permitting.

    I also notice the people doing nice single speys usually are doing so with a full spey line where the scandi dominates roll casts and snap-T casts.

    Or am I mad??
    What rod what line?

    Single spey casting is ideal for use with both Scandi or long bellied spey lines. It is all about timing and the amount of power applied in the lift and placement prior to creating the D loop and the delay before ‘hitting’ the cast. To much power in the lift and/or too short a delay after touchdown with a Scandi head and you will blow your anchor.
    Last edited by Richardgw; 15-07-2019 at 08:24 PM.

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    Single Spey is as easy with a long or a short line, you can easily single spey with a skagit (if thats what you like), the cast has nothing to do with the line length, going from a long to a short line the stroke and power should be reduced slightly and it will go just as well. I use short scandi heads most of the time and always single spey, I never use snap T casts (hate them, too splashy) but it sounds like you are struggling to anchor your leader, try using less power when using a scandi line and it might help.

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