Spruce - yes it is strange and you are right it is probably much easier to cast 2hand overhead, but I personally don't use a switch or DH to cast overhead (only if I loose synch whilst fishing at night) with; I really enjoy spey casting with switches, DH and 1handers but if I want to cast overhead then I use a 1hander not a switch or 2hander.Thanks for the reply BalticFlyFisher. Find it a little strange that you should anchor cast when there is room behind for overhead cast, especially in the sea. I use my switch rod in the sea/surf for bass and the thought of trying to create an anchor in the surf/swell and compete with wind would be beyond me. Much prefer to strip back the line and a couple of false casts to get the head out then whooosh. Still...each to their own and you are probably a far better Spey/anchor caster than I could ever hope to be.