Contrary to popular belief, spey casting is not limited to double handed rods or swinging flies for anadramous fish like salmon and steelhead.
In fact, single-hand spey casting is an extremely valuable tool that allows for fishable casts under conditions that a traditional overhead, or even roll cast, wouldn’t otherwise allow, regardless what you fish for.
The good folks at RIO recently put together a great video on the fundamentals of single-hand spey casting. It’s a great primer for anyone confused by the advantages of spey casting with a single hand rod, and you can give it a watch below.
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