3D Spey Line System
On large open rivers there is normally plenty of room for Spey casting and the size of the ‘D’ loop is not a limiting factor. Spey casting your way down a tree-lined or steep sided river however adds another dimension.
Using a line with too short or too long a head and finding the optimum rod load point is left pretty much to guesswork. The Snowbee development team has tackled this situation head-on and produced a range of lines that are perfectly balanced for spey casting in just about any river environment.
Snowbee 3D Salmon Lines are all available in Floating, Sink Tip and Intermediate densities and each one in 51ft (1D), 62ft (2D), and 73ft (3D) head lengths. The 1D, 2D and 3D Spey lines are each colour-coded, providing the angler with an easily identifiable choice to suit specific river and weather requirements and identify the precise loading points for optimum casting performance every time.
3D Spey Casting Fly Lines
In all cases, successful Spey casting requires fine line control and split-second timing.
The amount of line exposed to the rear of the caster is of paramount importance. During the concluding moments of a Single & Double Spey or Snake Roll, a ‘D’ loop is formed alongside and to the rear of the caster. Optimum ‘rod loading’ is achieved when the ‘D’ loop is at maximum stretch and the fly line ‘head’ and rear taper are almost completely outside of the tip ring.
If executed using a perfectly balanced line, this ‘intentional hinging’ of the rear taper not only improves the potential for narrowing the loop in the forward cast but it also increases both line speed and distance... we call this the ‘Optimum Rod-Load Point’.