When it comes to spey fishing, we talk a lot about managing running line. That’s because it’s really important for casting mid-long distances.
There are lots of great ways to manage running line when spey casting, and what works for some does not always work for others. For example, some anglers prefer to pinch loops in their top hand, while others like to hold loops of running line in their bottom hand using methods such as the old climbers trick or by holding loops of descending size on separate fingers of the bottom hand (yours truly prefers the latter).
However, regardless of your preferred method, it’s not uncommon for a good cast to be cut short as the running line shooting out the guides is wrapped around the handle or foot of the reel.
Therefore, today we’re coming at you with a simple tip to help keep your running line from tangling around your reel. Before making your cast, lay your running line across the front of the reel frame. Doing so allows your running line to shoot away from your reel resulting in far less tangles.
Less tangles means more time fishing.. And that’s a really good thing.