Video Pro Tip: How to Make a Single-Handed Spey Cast


Here’s a cool video in which Scottish Spey-casting instructor Andrew Toft explains how to make a Spey cast with a single-handed rod. Those of you who haven’t watched a lot of Monty Python or Premier League soccer may have a bit of trouble with Andrew’s accent, but luckily he mimes the proper motions several times. There’s also some fascinating overhead footage that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is instructive. I use Spey techniques while trout fishing all the time, in situations where my backcast room is limited or nonexistant. I wrote an article about this for Midcurrent some years back: check it out here.

3 thoughts on “Video Pro Tip: How to Make a Single-Handed Spey Cast”

  1. Nice video. I’m married to an English girl so she helped translate a few words. The aerials are very helpful. Again, well done.

  2. Fantastic and helpful instruction. . Makes it look so easy. Going to try river fishing for trout this year. Never tried it before . Thank you for showing me the starter tips . Paul Nolan

  3. Great video. With the increasing interest in spey/two-handed casting, this is a great addition to the learning center. More please. I have an 11 foot 8 weight Mission Switch that I love, but appreciate any help you can provide.

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