Bloody L is the name that Simon Gawesworth gave to that line configuration in which the anchor of a Spey cast is at right angles with the rest of the fly leg of the D-Loop. It is a very inefficient anchor shape as it wastes energy from the delivery cast as the fly leg of the delivery loop tries to lift the anchor from the water; it may make the fly to fall short of its target.
Here is a bloody L in full glory, although it didn’t make that short cast fail. The dolphin nose is a nice one, though.
A nice and tight loop is normally considered the tell-tale sign of good casting control. However, in spey casting that is only part of the story.
Let’s take a look at the following example: Continue reading →
Si hay algo especialmente característico en el lanzado spey eso es el ancla; esa corta porción de línea que permaneciendo en contacto con el agua junto con el bajo y la mosca, permite la formación del bucle en D, justo en el instante previo al inicio del lance que va a presentar la mosca. Continue reading →
A fishing roll cast: look at the lack of tension in the fly leg of the D-loop
I was trying hard to follow exactly what I had been reading on all those books. The roll cast was an easy one —authors said— in fact easier than an overhead cast because you get rid of the backcast part. However, when practicing it my results were awful, to say the least. Continue reading →