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John Powell

single handed Spey casting
« on: February 09, 2018, 16:41:05 PM »
i have, before now, considered a season using nowt but my split-cane rods ALL year
2018 is the year... :z16

9'-6'' Sharpes Scottie  7/8wt.  (poss too heavy for a full day)
8'-0'' Farlows Brunswick
7'-6'' Herbert Hatton

perhaps not a full double Spey cast (without some lessons) but was wondering

is it possible to do a decent roll cast using a Barrio Smallstream fly line..?   WF-6-F or .?

or do i need a dedicated line..?

thanks for any advice.....john
wade safe...............john   

Mike Barrio

Re: single handed Spey casting
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 17:01:42 PM »
Hi John,

Yes, the Smallstream Rolls and Speys nicely, but only goes up to a #5.

From what you describe, I would give the SLX line a try :z16

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

John Powell

Re: single handed Spey casting
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 17:34:38 PM »
Mike
thanks for a quick reply

all of the split-cane rods I own are 'blue-collar' rods -- none of your fancy 2/3/4 wt models..

I'll sort out which line weights load the rod(s) and place an order

best regards

wade safe...............john   

 




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