This is the 18th annual Sandy River Spey Clave held at Oxbow Park in Oregon.


Announcing the 18th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave!

What is the Sandy River Spey Clave?

It's a gathering of anglers interested in two-hand fly rod fishing.
It provides a format for the exchange of Spey casting and fishing information.
It's a mostly free Spey casting college open to everyone.
It's a show for your entertainment.
It's a place to rub elbows with the best Spey casters and steelhead anglers in the World!
It's held on the best kept urban river in the world!
It has been termed, "The Woodstock of Spey Casting Events!"
The 2018 Sandy River Spey Clave attempts a new level of 50/50 male/female integration...
with 1/2 of the on the water programs being done by female professionals in our sport

Fly Tying Agenda, More Great Spey Presentations, Veteran Casting Instructors, The Best of Intentions

Oxbow Regional Park Camping at Oxbow Park Google Map of Oxbow Park and Region

Try the Latest Tackle on the Water

The Sandy River Spey Clave brings the largest collection of Spey fly fishing tackle to be found anywhere in the world at any time. Companies such as Sage, RIO, Redington, Tibor, R.L. Winston, Echo, Simms, Airflo, Nautilus, Umpqua, Hardy, Scientific Anglers, Royal Wulff, Lamson, Temple Fork Outfitters, Thomas and Thomas, Bruce & Walker, Farlex Reels, Saracione Reels, Anderson Custom Rods, Beulah Rods, Hatch Reels, Pro Tube, Loop Tackle USA, R.B. Robert Meiser Fly Rods, and many more will be there. The best part is that you can try out all of this great gear on the water free of charge.

This 3-day event features:
  • 25 FREE Educational on-the-water fly casting/fishing demonstrations.
  • $10 Spey Casting Class, Friday afternoon
  • FREE Food each day
  • Hundreds of rod/reel/line outfits to try on-the-water for FREE.

Agenda of Presentations & Programs

This is only a preliminary schedule. Watch this page for updates as more details become available!

Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday is "Beginner's Day," which focuses on introducing new anglers into the sport of Spey fishing. Male and female instructors and presenters will be mixed into both days of the scheduled on-the-water programs. Friday morning will feature 6 on-the-water presentations that will be structured to provide beginners with the most complete understanding of how to cast with a two-hand fly rod, from the most basic moves to an in-depth understanding of more complex casts. Don't be late, presentations start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

9:00-9:30 a.m. Program by Mark Bachmann
Lesson #1: The most basic information: How does a single-hand or two-hand fly rod work for you? The best athletes in any sport have the best fundamentals. This program is about essential casting fundamentals.

9:30-10:00 a.m. Program by Mia Sheppard
Lesson #2: Examining timing and tempo of a Spey cast and how it plays a role in catching steelhead.

10:00-10:30 a.m. Program by Hawkeye Hawkins
Lesson #3: Examining the "Big Five" Skagit casts, how and why they are used while fishing. This class will utilize drills so that these casts are ingrained to the point that they become natural while fishing.

10:30-11:00 a.m. Program by Mary Ann Dozer
Lesson #4: Economy of Motion: A compact stance and proper body mechanics save energy. Economy of motion results in repeatable casting moves that increase efficiency and cut casting fatigue.

11:00-11:30 a.m. Program by Al Buhr
Lesson #5: How fly rod actions and fly line tapers affect your casting.

11:30-Noon Program by: Whitney Gould
Lesson #6: Adding Distance: You can only catch fish you can reach. This is one of the few provable statements about fly fishing. Whitney will share her knowledge acquired as a champion tournament distance caster so that you too will be able to cast long lines.

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-4:00 p.m. Casting class
To help defray expenses, this year there will be a $10 fee for this instruction, which will last for 4-hours, on the water. Rod/reel combos will be provided. Some waders will also be provided, but we strongly recommend that you bring your own. This class will be limited to the first 100 students that sign up.

For your convenience:
SIGN UP NOW for the special Spey School May 21-22,
RIGHT AFTER THE SANDY RIVER SPEY CLAVE!


Saturday, May 19, 2018
Saturday will feature eleven presentations by some of the biggest names in the Spey game.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. Program by Marty Sheppard
Lesson #7: Using Your Body to Spey Cast

9:30-10:00 a.m. Leslie Ajari & Dax Messette
Lesson #8: The 10 Commandments of Spey

10:00-10:30 a.m. Program by George Cook
Lesson #9: Trout Spey Set-ups for success - concentrating on directional acquity.

10:30-11:00 a.m. Program by Donna O'Sullivan
Lesson #10: Casting Scandi Shooting Heads with Sinking Tips

11:00-11:30 a.m. Program by Simon Gawesworth
Lesson #11: The evolution of Spey Casting

11:30-Noon a.m. Program by Kate Watson
Lesson #12: "Going Back to Zero: How to self correct your Single Spey while casting"

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-2:00 p.m. Program by Josh Linn
Lesson #13: 6-tips for Spey Casting survival. Sharing my most important pieces of advice for Spey Casters old and new.

2:00-2:30 p.m. Program by Lisa Weiner
Lesson #14: Bending the rules- success thru knowledge.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Program by Tom Larimer
Lesson #15: The Short Spey Rod revolution

3:00-3:30 p.m. Program by Brian Silvey
Lesson #16: Skagit vs. Scandi

3:30-4:00 p.m. Program by Andrew Moy
Lesson #17: The Relationship of the Body and Extremities: Timing movements to create the best linear energy for efficient effortless casts

5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday will feature five presentations by some of the biggest names in the Spey game.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Breakfast

9:00-9:00 a.m. Program by Team G. Loomis, Steve Rajeff, Tom Larimer, Jake Zirkle
Lesson #18: Insider tips & tricks

9:30-10:00 a.m. Program by Nancy Moy
Lesson #19: Key Spey Casting Tips for Beginners

10:00-10:30 a.m. Program by Klaus Frimor
Lesson #20: Probably a funny presentation about why underhand casting is superior?

10:30-11:00 a.m. Program by Molly Semenik
Lesson #21: Basic Spey Casts and Tips When Stepping Out on Your Own

11:00-11:30 a.m. Program by Jon Hazlett
Lesson #22: Spey Casting: A Game of Inches

11:30-Noon Program by Ben Paull
Lesson #23: Single-hand Spey Casting

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch

Try the Latest Tackle on the Water
The Sandy River Spey Clave brings the largest collection of Spey tackle to be found anywhere in the world at any time. Companies such as: LTS Rods, Sage, RIO, Redington, Tibor, R.L. Winston, Echo, Simms, Airflo, Nautilus, Umpqua, Hardy, Scientific Anglers, Royal Wulff, Lamson, Temple Fork Outfitters, Thomas and Thomas, Bruce & Walker, Farlex Reels, Saracione Reels, Anderson Custom Rods, Beulah Rods, Hatch Reels, Pro Tube, Loop Tackle USA, Korkers, G.Loomisand many more will be there. The best part is that you can try out all of this great gear on the water free of charge.