Introduction to Spey Cast

Any newcomer moving from the trout world to the world of Spey casting and double handed rods, will find the plethora of lines and casting methods a bit overwhelming. This course is about sorting out this mass of information and deciding on what is right for you.
Any newcomer moving from the trout world to the world of Spey casting and double handed rods, will find the plethora of lines and casting methods a bit overwhelming. Trying to sort it out by ourselves can be quite a challenge. Listening to proponents of each method can leave us perplexed as they often contradict each other. It’s not uncommon for a newcomer to have difficulty making sense of this Spey cacophony and figure out which side of the argument he or she is on. The objective of this course is to demonstrate in a clear and unbiased manner each of the three styles of Spey casting so that by the end of the course, the client will be in a position to choose the right method for him or her.

The two hour course is all about introducing the newcomer to the three Spey casting methods: Traditional, Scandinavian, and Skagit, plus the tackle associated with them. The client will be able to try his or hand at the rods and lines, observing how they are used to fish. They will be able to try these methods in a fishing situation and learn which one best suits how and where they like to fish.

The two hour course will include:
  • Introduction to two-handed overhead casting
  • Introduction to traditional Spey casting and tackle
  • Introduction to the Scandinavian Spey casting and typical shooting head tackle
  • Introduction to Skagit Spey casting and typical sinktip tackle
  • Introduction to swung fly fishing

The four hour course will include all of the above plus two hours of casting instruction on the method most preferred by the client.

This is an ideal course for a group of people who would like to learn about the world of Spey casting. All necessary equipment will be supplied with the exception of rain gear and waders. Clients are welcome to bring their own tackle.