And the ones at Durham I've seen over the decades...big rods, lead core lines, trebles with a feather on. Cast square, count down for a few seconds, haul it back in one fast aggressive motion ready to roll the line out again across the river and start counting again...
It's good. It almost looks just like casting practise. The dead giveaway is the fly has no time at all to fish conventionally. It sinks and then is ripped back in one motion.
I've never seen anyone snatching with a spinning rod. Didn't even know it was done until Taddy mentioned it.
Yip they used to do this on a pool on the water Ayr at Catrine.
Rip the lead core line through the lie to catch anything there.
Also used to tie cod hooks off a plastic bottle & fling it in at the bottom of the dam & the fish hooked itself & they just went in & grabbed the bottle.
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