In this episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth explains how to make a Double Spey cast. Simon breaks down the three casting strokes and explains what the caster is trying to achieve with each stroke. In addition, Simon shows some of the commonest mistakes casters make when they practice the Double Spey, as well as how to identify the mistakes.

Simon also shows what a perfect Double Spey cast should look like, and how effortless and efficient casting really can be.

Clearly explained in Simon’s easy-going, simple-to-understand style, this is a great film for anyone wanting to learn, or improve their Double Spey cast.

For those wanting to know, Simon used a 7130-4 Sage X fly rod, matched with a 460gr RIO Scandi shooting head in this film.

RIO’s “How To” 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.