The other time I hooked myself was years ago when I was learning to Spey cast on the River Tay with Michael Evans the renowned salmon-casting instructor. So we are talking 15 foot two handed salmon rods and large, heavy flies. Whether you are single or double Spey casting depends on which bank you are on. I had been casting using the appropriate cast on one bank during the morning with no problems. After lunch we swopped banks and I got confused as to which cast I should be using. Now on the forward cast I am told the fly can be travelling at over 200 miles per hour. So when I did a powerful wrong cast and the fly hit me in the face I thought I had been shot!!! Immediately, the current grabbed the line and started pulling it downstream. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to catch the leader and bite through it so I didn’t get dragged downstream by my face! Staggering out of the pool I was intercepted by John, the ghillie. He suggested that I sat on a log whilst he assessed the situation?