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    Default Swich rod in a kayak?

    Anyone using a switch rod for two handed overhead casting while sitting in a kayak? If so what rod and how does it work for you.

    Looking to try a switch to relieve stress on my wrist that was just operated on for carpal tunnel.

    thanks
    Joe
    Joe


    uhh...nevermind

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    I have same question about using a switch rod in my float tube. Haven't tried it yet, but think there is an added benefit for the longer rod.

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    Crotalis I use a switch rod in my cayak in S West Florida all the time. The extra length is helpful in my opinion.
    Chuck

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    Do you cast it two-handed spey style (snap-T etc), or regular overhand technique?

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    No it is a 6 wt and i cast it one handed most of the time. I will have to try a 2 handed cast next time out. Mostly my casts are overhead into the mangroves.

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    What's a 'switch rod'? Is it like a spey rod?

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    What is a Switch Rod? “Switch Rods” are multi-task fly rods specifically designed to allow a variety of both single- and two-handed caster options. The primary goal of the Switch Rod is to allow the caster the ability to achieve maximum targeted forward distance with the least amount of expended energy. 4 - 7 wts., 10 - 12 ft.
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    Default Spey Casting from Boats

    Here is an interesting article from the newsletter from International Fly Fishers Federation on spey casting from a boat. It is not kayak or float tube specific but discusses some techniques that may be helpful. http://gallery.mailchimp.com/d28b2db...files/Spey.pdf. It includes some discussion of the Snap T and other types of two handed casts.

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