Royal Deeside Fly Fishing School
Double Handed Spey CastingWe understand that Spey casting is not the easiest style of casting to learn but we have developed professional teaching techniques to facilitate mastering this important technique . All of our lessons are delivered with a mix of practical on the water tuition along with some classroom time to build on the understanding of the mechanics of this method of casting.
- Single spey, Double Spey, Snake Roll and Circle C casts.
- Learn how to combat wind, manage high banks or tricky spots to cast and how to use these casts in practical fishing applications.
- How to set up your rod, and choose the correct tackle
- Health and safety on the river bank
£40 per hour
Single Handed CastingWhether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro planning to fish in stillwater, rivers and streams or saltwater, we can arm you with casting techniques and skills to ensure you are ready for that next fishing trip. We will teach basic rod, line and leader set up, overhead casting, double hauling, spey casting, advanced casting like steeple casting or curve casts and aerial mends. Learn and perfect moves that will make fishing in any situation more rewarding. Beginners will be taught to a level where they will be well prepared for their first days fishing.
£40 per hour
The 5 Essentials in Fly Casting
Rod Tip Path
The fly line will always follow the path of the rod tip.
It controls the D-LOOP shape and forward loop shape.
A narrow loop is an efficient casting loop
Timing is essential in fly casting, in single handed casting our forward and back loops should straighten before continuing with the next cast, maintaining tension. Cast too soon or too late and you will be casting slack line
SHORT LINE - SHORT PAUSE
LONG LINE - LONG PAUSE
Power should be applied at the appropriate time during the stroke, with a smooth acceleration to a positive stop.
Start Slow ~ Finish FAST
Just enough power to allow the fly to nicely turn over, No more, No Less
Casting stroke / arc
The stoke is the distance that your hands move during the cast.
The arc is the rotation of the rod during the stroke.
The Stroke / Arc is variable to the amount of line past the rod tip.
SHORT LINE - SHORT STOKE - NARROW ARC
LONG LINE - LONG STOKE - WIDER ARC