Ever since my first experience with a swung steelhead at age 13 on the Methow river I have been working on the perfect swing. Discovering that most of them where coming by complete accident, until I began merging old school single hand tactics learned form my grandfather and the new two handed rods with heavy tips.
My first spey was purchased in 1990 a G Loomis 14 ft GL3 8 wt…it took a few years to build a good enough line to load the thing, even the rod manufactures didn’t know shit about it, but they sold us the things and I was determined to figure them out. With my 21 years experience with two handed rods and 35 years of catching steelhead we will be able to help you out at a price that won’t break the bank.
~Fully hosted with breakfast lunch and dinner.
~A minimum of 6 hrs. On the water each day.
~Fly tying and gear work each night, includes looping tips, line repairs, rigging technique. “There may be a little Whiskey involved here.”
~Gear reviews and the bullshit that goes along with it.
~No more than four Anglers per Guide/Instructor.
~300$ per person each day/ night stay.
~Availability February 4-7 / 2012. Additional dates possible.
~Maximum attendance – 8 people.
~We suggested minimum of two days to get the most of the opportunity.
~Anglers staying all four days will get an extra night free.
You could call this an extra cheap deal on a fully hosted guide trip that is ALL ABOUT THE SPEY and ONLY the SPEY.
How and when to High Bank, also known as Varsity Bank.
You will be shown how to do what we call a drift swing = the key to success with a two handed rod. This will detail additional moves to basic casting and mending.
You will learn to tie steelhead catching flies. Not just angler catching flies.
You will learn to rig up a spey rod for success and how to determine tip selection.
You will learn what TENSION on the fly IS and how to use it for maximum depth control.
When to use each type of cast, there’s only 2 the rest are tightliners and bar anglers.
You will leave with a better degree of confidence in catching winter steelhead on the swung fly. Possibly catch one while in class, we are using hooks!
We can and will provide the correct gear for your spey outfit should it NOT have the correct line, tips etc… to accomplish the goals of the class. Please call before hand and we can discuss the gear needs you may have….
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Send a 100$ non refundable deposit with this form to:
110 West 6 th ave PMB #275
Ellensburg, Wa 98926
You can also call 253-307-3210 or EM Jeff@Brazdasflyfishing.com