Well just back from the bay area from my annual week of casting clinics, and fresh off a couple of river days too. Our rivers need a bump in water and then we should see a few more fish. The weather has been nice, just not winter steelhead nice. I wanted to get out a blog early this years about all up coming events in the world of Spey casting and events in which AWA will be present. Last but not least I have a few open days the second half of March still open if any of you are looking for a day to get on the water.
The Northwest Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo This two day event will focus on Fly fishing as a sport with a central theme of fly tying. They have anywhere from 25 to 50 tiers at one time. Some of the worlds best are here for you to watch ask question about their techniques. Area fly shops will be there as will some Northwest manufacturers, to let you demo new and up coming gear. The date are March 13-14, I don’t know if I or AWA will be there, I was thinking about offering a Spey casting clinic. If I get some feed back that people are interested in a Spey casting clinic we will put it together
Michael & Young Spey Clave This is a great event! I attended in 2012 as well as presented. The enthusiasm of the people at this event was unmatched. My only dilemma was not enough time to get to everybody who had great questions. This year AWA and I will be attending and presenting, classes will be offered through the Michael & Young fly shop, both Friday before the clave and Sunday after the event. April 11th classes the 10th and 12th
Spey-O-Rama 2015 Well this could easily be Spey casting at it highest level. The historic ponds of the Golden Gate Casting and Angling club hosts the finest Spey casting comp in the world. If you have ever wanted to see what the top is in our sport I recommend you attend. The atmosphere is electric and you will get answers to many questions and get to even try some of the high level equipment. AWA will attend and participate in the event. If anyone is interested in a Monday clinic after the event let me know, and we will put one together. April
Sandy River Spey Clave 2015 This has been called the wood stock of the Spey world. If you have never been it is the most hands on Spey casting experience out there. If you have heard of them, they will be at the Sandy River Clave for sure. As of right now no list of presenters is out but I would think I might be on that list, only time will tell. AWA teamed up with Trout NV will be operating a booth so don’t forget to stop by and at least say hello. May 15-17 2015
Spey Nation 2015 Spey Nation is the east coast Sandy Clave. If you live on the east coast and are into Spey casting and swing flies for Steelhead there is no reason not to be there! Geoff and the boys have a great group every year and I love how much these people want to learn!! AWA in combination with my good friend Patrick Ross will be there and I will be presenting. I will be giving Spey casting Clinics the Day before and the Day after the event. If interested shoot me an email to confirm. June 27th
AWA Redfish Trip! This year AWA will be headed to Texas again to chase reds on the miles of flats located inside the barrier islands of the gulf coast. If you like warm weather and sight fishing this trip is for you!!! The fish average 22-28 inches and October is the time for BIGGER fish as well. 8wt rods and reels with solid drags are recommended. Sunny weather, relaxed days and some of the best bird life you have ever seen. Lazy evening spend on the beach, bonfire one night, local and great food. Along with one of the best guides of any type I have ever met Billy Trimble. The Dates are October 17-24, great time as the Deschutes won’t fish well until we are back! This trip includes lodging, guides, ground transportation, and 2 meals a day. Total cost will be $2400.00 for the week. I have 1 spot left so dont be shy, shoot me an email to let me know you would like to do some classic southern flats fishing!!
Far East Spey Casting and Fishing schools: I have been doing these for the last 2 years with Patrick Ross at the Angler Lodge, they have been awesome!!! Great students and good times were had by all. the fishing is fishing, we have had great fishing and poor fishing during these classes. the knowledge gained in the casting arena and the local knowledge that Pat offers is unsurpassed. These classes fill up quickly!!! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more up to date info on the 2015 classes.