What to look at
Int the first casts, I do minimalist change of direction, then I cast upstream at 90° and the anchor displacement is very easy to see.
Typically, this spot is a One Hand place. There is no need for very long casts. It is impossible to walk more in the bed of the river because the fish are close and it becomes very deep very fast. So even with a short two hand rod like this one, you can’t let the power get out of your rod.
The Two Hand rods have the advantage of the legit and you have the advantage of the two hand lever power. THe line is also heavier as you can see in the table. For the video, I use a #8 single hand rod and the line is 210 grains while the only #6 two hands line is 460 grains.
Table of weights by line
‘H’ is for shooting Heads and is measured at 40 ft.
– AFS head and AFS OutBound
‘S’ is for Short belly spey lines and is measured at 55 ft
‘M’ is for Mid length belly lines and is measured at 65 ft – PowerSpey
‘L’ is for Long belly spey lines and is measured at 75 ft.
If nothing works try in this order:
– verify verticality
– take a deep breath
– change the leader for a longer one
Remember “far from eyes, far from vertical”. You always must be sure that ou start your D loop with a vertical rod. Take a deep breath and start back each step at a time: lift then D Loop then cast. And if nothing helps, change your leader, it will give a break to your arms and give you the opportunity to use a longer leader