Picked up a Guideline LXi Switch 11ft6 #8/9 and couldn't wait to get out for a cast. This rod is really a small double hander and that's what I am going to use it as, really light though. I'm using a DDC 21gram shooting head on it. Going full circle and I am back casting the lighter heads and getting on with them. I always wondered how these scandi lads cast the lighter heads but I have found that it is just down to technique and also crucially the setup. A single spey setup is probably the trickiest to master but personally I would say the most important part of your cast. All aspects are crucial but I just find I focus on the setup more than any other part of the casting process.
Please I am not being pompous or anything, I just really enjoy casting and I know a few other lads like it too so I am just sharing my technique and observations, if anyone can pick up a few tips or techniques from the video, happy days! I know it is low water casting but actually the wind was very strong so you can see the benefit of the V loop which I hope I am demonstrating. The setup is crucial for performing this. Hope yis enjoy!