How To Make A Switch Cast

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In this episode of RIO's "How To Fly Fish" series, Simon Gawesworth explains how to make a Switch cast. The Switch cast is one of the most important Spey casts to master, as it forms the foundation for all Spey casts. Learning, practicing and mastering this cast sets a Spey caster up for a lifetime of Spey success.

In this film Simon goes over the critical elements of the Switch cast, and explains the importance of the anchor position, as well as the difference between a straight anchor and a crumpled, or piled anchor. In addition, Simon shows some of the commonest mistakes casters make when they practice the Switch cast, as well as showing what a perfect Switch cast should look like.

The advice and tips in this film provide an excellent foundation to build from, and show how to easily achieve consistency with your Switch cast.

RIO's "How To Fly Fish" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.