Dillon , I’m using a rio floating switch line 8/9 on a 8 weight rod. I’ll have to look those up. I can single hand cast the switch rod and I like it so far, but I wanted some two handed casts in my arsenal when fishing the lakes. And I took your advice and practiced switching my top hands. Thanks.What type of line are you casting with? My favorite is a mid belly floating line. The “ touch and go“ single Spey and snake roll are my favorites. Simple elegance. However, with sinking lines a water anchored cast is much easier to achieve desired results.
When you say casting from shore do you mean you are casting from a dry bank or are you wading in the water?here’s a question. Fishing big lakes casting from shore. What casts are out there for this type of fishing? No current to give you a hard right or left. Stripping in line and wanting to recast. Not much behind either.
LOC thanks! Great info. This time of year I’m not wading much, but in the summer I like to get in wade. I saw the Perry poke and that intrigued me.When you say casting from shore do you mean you are casting from a dry bank or are you wading in the water?
From the dry bank it gets a little more limited on what you can do but I still will do a snap T or a Perry poke but if you have the back cast room just let it rip with a two hand overhead cast.
I fish the bays a lot and you can do pretty much any water born cast you like. Your not swinging the line so in general your just putting the cast back in the direction you stripped it from. A standard switch or a single Spey works great. If I want to make a change in direction lets say I wanted to shift off to my right. I would just place the anchor off to the right a bit and realign my feet and body in the direction of the cast. A Perry Poke works great for this because it's very easy to place the anchor by simply dropping your rod tip in the new direction. You can do the same thing with a snap C.
When you snap the line on the water you just change the angle a bit towards the new cast. Also what your practicing at the park works well too. Just pick up the line roll cast or snake roll it in the new direction and then go into a switch or single Spey cast.