Double spey casting fault. Help !

Chicharito

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This is my 3rd season casting a double spey.
After a shaky first season it was all going swimmingly until recently.
The fly is constantly catching the fly line on the forward cast.
Sometimes it can happen half a dozen times on the trot which seems to be quite an achievement ! Extremely annoying though !
Short of having another lesson I can't work out what I am doing wrong.
Be glad of any suggestions as I will be on the river next 2 days for some
fishing/casting practice.
 

Jim610

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Without seeing you cast it really would be speculation as to what is wrong.

Why don't you seek out an instructor, he/she could put you on the right track after one session. Will save you countless hours of frustration.

Found on the AAPGAI website:

Neil Truelove
Shelley, Nr Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
tel: 07973723153
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This is my 3rd season casting a double spey.
After a shaky first season it was all going swimmingly until recently.
The fly is constantly catching the fly line on the forward cast.
Sometimes it can happen half a dozen times on the trot which seems to be quite an achievement ! Extremely annoying though !
Short of having another lesson I can't work out what I am doing wrong.
Be glad of any suggestions as I will be on the river next 2 days for some
fishing/casting practice.

Make sure that the fly is not too far upstream after finishing the upstream sweep and also make sure that your rod is quite vertical (not canted over to the side too much) on the forward stroke.
 

Chicharito

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Without seeing you cast it really would be speculation as to what is wrong.

Why don't you seek out an instructor, he/she could put you on the right track after one session. Will save you countless hours of frustration.

Found on the AAPGAI website:

Neil Truelove
Shelley, Nr Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
tel: 07973723153
Single Hand Advanced
Double Hand Advanced


When I get home , I will have a word with Neil.
He taught me and I know him well.
Trouble is I am up in the Borders at the moment !
Cheers.
 

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Make sure that the fly is not too far upstream after finishing the upstream sweep and also make sure that your rod is quite vertical (not canted over to the side too much) on the forward stroke.

Cheers ! Will try that tomorrow.
 

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When I get home , I will have a word with Neil.
He taught me and I know him well.
Trouble is I am up in the Borders at the moment !
Cheers.

Plan B, C,& D

Eoin Fairgrieve
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Michael McDaid
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tel: 07747713747
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Steven Peterson
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I think as paddymc says your fly is too far upstream and so crossing the line on the forward stroke you fly needs to be downstream of your right shoulder if right hand up that's how it sounds to me from my experience good luck overcoming it !!
 

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Not sweeping around to the firing, position, hooking or cutting the corner, I'd did them all at one stage and the same thing used to happen me..fly hitting line every time.. if not an I structor get a mate to video you perhaps

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I've had the same issue and it was causing by not rotating my body when sweeping the fly line around then attempting to change direction on the forward stroke to compensate.
 
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