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    Hi. I really love the snake roll for those tight spots
    Here I am just pointing out that you really don't need any space behind you, if you set the line a bit in front of you in the water.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=186oH_HjfZk&feature=share&list=UUfNyA4ieYw x6Bi6nGP7DBzQ]Snake rolls - with no space behind you - YouTube[/ame]

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    Default Re: Snake rolls, with no space behind you

    I have no idea what that guy is saying, no real need to, just watching him cast was a learning experience. He made it look so effortless. Thanks for sharing that

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    Would be curious to know if this requires overlining the fly rod. Any thoughts?

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    Well that was certainly interesting, gonna have to practice that one here in the hotel parking lot.

    Dave
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    He makes it look so easy. Even whole holding onto a pine tree and casting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotakid View Post
    Would be curious to know if this requires overlining the fly rod. Any thoughts?

    Nope just a proper line for the rod and the surface tension helps load the rod. It does look like he's using a shooting head in the video though but I use casts like these all the time with a properly matched line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotakid View Post
    Would be curious to know if this requires overlining the fly rod. Any thoughts?
    Nope, but hard to properly 'pull off' with a short headed spey line. With a 1hander a long forward tapered line (like the 'Triangle Taper') makes this cast a 'piece of cake' with a touch of practice.

    You need a touch over half your rod length (clear air) to execute same.
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    Default Re: Snake rolls, with no space behind you

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotakid View Post
    Would be curious to know if this requires overlining the fly rod. Any thoughts?
    No, despite the common misconception you do. In fact it burns my biscuits when people insist you do. So much so that I made a video doing it where I was underlined. So no, not only no, but H E double hockey stick no.
    Quote Originally Posted by littledavid123 View Post
    Well that was certainly interesting, gonna have to practice that one here in the hotel parking lot.

    Dave
    You need to anchor the line in water, and the parking lot will be seriously hard on your line. I'd wait for water.

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    Default Re: Snake rolls, with no space behind you

    An arrow flip might work a little better.

    Rick

    ---------- Post added at 08:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:16 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotakid View Post
    Would be curious to know if this requires overlining the fly rod. Any thoughts?
    Only if you felt you needed to, it depends on your cast, rod. I'm thinking of using a light sprey line on a single hander 10 wt in the surf when it gets a little warmer.

    Rick

    ---------- Post added at 08:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:22 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Nope, but hard to properly 'pull off' with a short headed spey line. With a 1hander a long forward tapered line (like the 'Triangle Taper') makes this cast a 'piece of cake' with a touch of practice.

    You need a touch over half your rod length (clear air) to execute same.
    Fred you've still got it.

    Rick

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    I find it interesting that he seems to begin the snake roll by moving the rod in the direction he is going to cast. In Rio's Modern Spey Casting, Simon says to begin the cast by moving the rod in the opposite direction you are going to cast.

    Randy

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