6 Nov 2011
Currently I'm working on a long section of Nomads text relating to (the history of) Irish sea-trout tackle and will shortly embark on another long section about (the history of) Irish sea-trout flies and fly-dressing. Here and there I've written about the techniques that may appropriately be used by fly-fishers and others. Among those techniques is the use of the switch cast, which seems to be fundamentally a modified single Spey. Accordingly I researched the history of the switch cast - and stumbled across this illustration (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TheSwitchCast-The_Salmon_Fly.JPG) from the pages of Kelson (1895). Absolutely splendid, isn't it?