Spey Casting Instruction: Snake Roll

Spey Casting Instruction: Snake Roll

Snake Roll Cast
The snake roll is an extremely useful cast that allows you to quickly change direction to almost any angle when your casting shoulder is facing down stream. It also works very well for picking up heavy nymph rigs, streamers, sing tips, and/or lots of line from down stream.

  1. With the line down stream, raise the rod to shoulder level and make a slow movement away from the target.
  2. Then rotate towards the hips towards the target, as you make a circle with the rod twards the target lifting the line off the water, and touching the anchor down on the downstream side of your casting shoulder. The anchor should land facing the target.
  3. Once the anchor is down, it’s yet another touch and go, switch/single spey style of cast.

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