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oldfish 10-30-2006 03:33 PM

Best Spey Books?
Any reccomendations on the best books on spey casting techniques?

SALMONCHASER 10-30-2006 05:22 PM

I'll get the ball rolling with Simon Gawesworth's SPEYCASTING. There are many more but you should not be without this one.
Salmon Chaser

flytyer 11-01-2006 08:51 PM

In addition, I would add Hugh Falkus's book on spey casting and Al Buhr's as well.

Charlie 11-09-2006 02:35 PM

Mike Maxwell’s book is good. It covers more than just casting. It also has a bunch of info on fishing with a spey rod.


What is the name of Al Buhr’s book? I did not know he had one out.


Salar-1 11-10-2006 04:04 AM

Al Buhr's new book is
"Two Handed Fly Casting-Spey Casting Techniques"
I much prefer Two DVD's
"Spey to Z" (Excellent )
"The Art of Spey Casting"

speydoc 11-12-2006 12:50 PM

Personaly books don't do it for me - DVDs are far more effective. RIO's Modern Spey Casting would get top slot in my opinion.

chesterlh 11-15-2006 09:43 AM

Don't forget Ally Gowan's DVD Spey Casting Made Easy. It too is very good. I agree with the Simon Gawesworth recommendation, great book. Use it in conjunction with the RIO DVD and it is a great learning aid.

Bob Pauli 11-19-2006 02:03 AM

Simon Gawesworth's book is superb.

Simon's depth of knowledge plus a huge number of large sequential photos make this a winner.

mflytier 01-17-2007 01:03 PM

Spey casting DVD
The dvd "Introduction to Speycasting" with John and Amy Hazel is excellent. Simon's book is very good.

tie-dye-fly-guy 01-17-2007 03:56 PM

modern spey dvd
the new rio dvd is superb i agree

fisshman26 01-17-2007 06:01 PM

Fine and Far Off, by Jock Scott!!!!!!
There is so much to be learned if you can read between the lines.

DaveSimpson 06-30-2007 06:57 AM

I'll second speydoc on the idea of DVD. In this day and age, seeing - especially with slow motion technique - is much more powerful than words, as no imagination is required so very little can be misconstrued.

Although I've not seen many DVD's on casting, I do recall my nephew who recently took up fly fishing reported to me that Falkus on Fly Casting, by Hugh Falkus was of tremendous help.


gjs 06-30-2007 03:02 PM

Overhead Beach Casting
Do any of these books/DVD's get into 2 hand beach casting? Thanks.


juro 07-01-2007 09:53 AM

I hosted Simon Gawesworth on the beaches of Cape Cod so can attest that there is some coverage of beach casting on his epic video.

However my recommendation would be to spend time with someone who has done it a lot, or hire an instructor.

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