Crouched under an overhanging tree, trying to cast to a Steelhead lie across the River beneath an overhanging shrub, has never been easy with Speycasting. However, with modern switch rods and lines, this has all changed. Traditionally, Speycasts have consisted of launching the forward cast in an upward trajectory to achieve distance. With a switch rod and a short, heavy switch head you can power cast your fly in a flat trajectory so that it flies like a bullet to that difficult target. This has opened up lots of opportunities that we had to pass by when fishing traditional methods. The more I experiment with the switch rods, the more techniques I’m discovering that allow me to cover the water more completely. If you haven’t tried them yet, I think you will enjoy the experimentation as well as the results.

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