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Snap T
An excellent upstream wind cast used as a replacement for a single Spey.

It is very easy to learn and very useful. It has a line placing stage where the end of the line is very cleverly flipped upriver. Tension is built up by steadily lifting the line upstream in a curve and at an angle of about 40 degrees and then when the rod tip is about level with the anglers position without any hesitation or delay whatsoever an angled slice downstream and inwards just under the tensioned line is made. it is not a powerful drive but a crisp sweet move, a feel for it is developed. The end of the line is cleverly flipped upriver and because of the curve in of the rod tip towards ones own bank, a curve of line is created on the water below the angler which uses up some of the spare fly line on a longer length of line, the anchor will then be in exactly the right place in relation to the angle as the D loop is formed on the second move. It will not be too far upstream and away from him.

There is then a second D loop forming stage with upper body rotation, a slight pause and then the final delivery. A large change of direction is able to be made easily. Timing for making the second half of the cast is not too critical. Exactly when to make the D loop and final delivery of the cast can be largely unhurried and decided by the angler.


A Snap V is a minor variation where on the initial line placing move the rod tip is sliced downstream just over the tensioned line instead of under it.

Snap C A version of the Snap T cast where the initial line placing move is less of an angled slice and a more open and rounded oval or teardrop shape. Also an upstream wind cast replacing a single Spey. The direction that the initial circular line placing motion is made in a snap C can be used to direct the line more out over the river if necessary.

There is a downstream side variation that is a useful replacement for a double Spey. This involves an opposite direction to a snake roll lift and loop the loop move on the downstream side, however the rod tip ends up pointed directly in front of the angler and low to the water. The line then drops on the water in a large crescent on the downstream side and with enough slack created to allow the formation of a D loop. The D loop is then formed on the downstream side and after a slight pause the final delivery is made.