Trout Spey: What’s The Point?

Anyone who has ever swung a fly for any fish knows the excitement that comes from the tight line grab. Just as your fly swings into the sweet spot, the anticipation is almost too much and then WHAM! Your fly gets hit harder than Miley Cyrus crashing into a building with her wrecking ball!

It’s not just about the tight line grab, swinging flies for trout can be an excellent way to cover a lot of water and get to know more about the run you’re fishing and where fish like to hang out.

So where does trout spey come in and why should you be doing it? To me, spey fishing has a lot of advantages, but most importantly, spey casting gets your fly back in the water fishing quickly with minimal effort. The more your fly is in the water, the better odds you’ll have of catching more fish.

You can spey cast with a single hand rod, a switch rod and spey rods, it all depends on how big the water your fishing is. The key is to just start learning spey casts and implement them.

I wouldn’t worry too much about how your cast looks, just worry about getting your fly back in the water and focus on the depth and speed your fly is fishing. Casting, swinging and searching are topics I’ll cover soon.

Get out there and start swinging ‘em up and tight lines! And be sure to tap the heart if you like this!