Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fixing Spey Casting Faults

Here is a good video by Jon of Ashland Fly shop showing and correcting common spey casting mistakes.


  1. hello,
    thanks for your great blog, as i'm new to double hand rod in saltwater, it helps a lot ; )
    i would like to have your advise, i have the possibility to get a sage z axis, 12,6" , line 6, at a very fare price, did you ever try z axis double hand rod? if so, how does it compare to sage one switch rod ?
    thanks for your help,
    best regards,

    1. Hi Eric, Yes I have tried the Z-Axis 6wt switch rod. The response of Z-Axis is not quite as fast a rod as Sage One, neither is it as light. For saltwater, it's better to get a faster rod. I think 11' + switch rod is a good length for saltwater. It is lighter and not so cumbersome to land fish. I don't think you need anything longer than 12' unless you are planing to fish the surf overhead casting from the beach. In which case, you should get a stiffer rod like the TFO Pandion or the Beulah Opal.