Double Spey Tips- The X-Axis

This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip continues the focus on making a good Double Spey cast with a two-handed Spey rod. In the second of three Double Spey tips, Simon Gawesworth shows the significance of landing the line as close to you as possible on the “Set Up” stroke, to ensure the largest, and most effective D-loop, by focusing on the “X-axis”.This may be designed for a double handed rod but, this can easily translate to trout fishing with a single handed rod as well.

RIO’s Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador, and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips – some basic, some technical, and everything in between.