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For tube and streamer casting with switch rod, no problems. Snap T, double spey, ect...

How do you cast with switch rod (and switch line) for nymph indi. fishing ? Spey, double spey ? Any video on youtube or Vimeo ?

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For tube and streamer casting with switch rod, no problems. Snap T, double spey, ect...

How do you cast with switch rod (and switch line) for nymph indi. fishing ? Spey, double spey ? Any video on youtube or Vimeo ?

Thanks
I apologise but I dont really understand the question? (but I'll answer anyway! )

You can Spey cast in almost any type of fishing – I never use anything else on a river and I’ve even usefully Spey cast from the shore of a lake in a gale and almost always use from a drifting boat. The type of Spey cast used depends on wind direction and then degree of acceptable disturbance on the water. If you want least water disturbance then you should use ‘airborne’ Spey casts such as Single Spey (upstream wind or still) or Snake Roll (downstream wind or still). The Switch or jump-roll cast has very little use in real fishing situations – well that’s my experience anyway – but good for practising to get a feel for the two handed casts and loops.

I hope this helps.

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Default Re: Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

Use the same casts as you would for swinging flies. I just slow things down and keep it smooth. With an indie rig there is a lot of stuff to tangle. Think smooth big open loops not tight little flicks.
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On the very rare occasion I've used an indicator, save for just a bit of fluff, I've found with 'large ones, I tie a 6" bit of leader at the end of the fly line and attach the 'indie' to that. Works quite well in my limited experience.

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Default Re: Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

toss out all the spey casts, at least the set up part. let the water load your rod and either toss your presentation upstream or do a open loop roll cast.
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Default Re: Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

Thanks for the answers guys, I was not around lately
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For tube and streamer casting with switch rod, no problems. Snap T, double spey, ect...

How do you cast with switch rod (and switch line) for nymph indi. fishing ? Spey, double spey ? Any video on youtube or Vimeo ?

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Roll Cast, just like the single handers do.
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Roll-cast, and waterload (Your strongest cast)....for most stuff. 40-60' is about right.
But, I do use my snap-T quite a bit with a bobber.
Didn't happen first try though......
Can even pull it off on my short rods these days.
Both dry fly, and bobber.....
Great for brushy/treed banks.

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