Single Handed Snake Roll - a cast to learn?
Was out on my local river last night. It is heavily tree lined, the wading is tricky in the fast flowing water and it has lots of slippy rocks. Wanted to try the above cast with the single handed rod to try to overcome some presentation issues.
My set up was a 10ft #6 rated single handed rod, Rio Nymph Tip #6 line and an approx 9ft Tapered Leader on to which I tied a Size 10 Loop double.
This is such a good cast with the single handed rod when fishing down and across.
I am no expert but 9 out of 10 casts were going out exactly where I wanted them and without forcing them either. More importantly, the line was landing straight and touching down quietly with the Leader straight and therefore the fly was fishing straightaway. Was almost getting 90 degrees across the water at times
Don't know if it is "correct" but I find it much easier if I take two turns of the rod when doing the first part of the Snake Roll before lifting into the back cast.
It is a cast I would commend to you to try if you fish on similar type rivers. It is a cast you can fish with confidence, even when it is getting dark
Nae fish caught though!! Even the trout were not rising for some reason