We are just getting started on the 17th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave
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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 has been termed, "The Woodstock of Spey Casting Events!"
Friday, May 12, 2017
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 Hawkeye Hawkins
Lesson #2: 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
10:00-10:30 a.m. Program by Al Buhr
Lesson #3: How fly rod actions and fly line tapers affect your casting.
10:30-11:00 a.m. Program by Tom Larimer
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 Jeff Hickman
Lesson #5: Preserving Casting Accuracy - Accuracy is as important
as distance. Only one end of a fish eats. It is better to place your
fly in front of that end. Jeff will explain and demonstrate moves that
enable you to cast with great precision.
11:30- Noon Program by: Brian Styskal
Lesson #6: Adding Distance - You can only catch fish you can
reach. This is one of the few provable statements about fly fishing.
Brian will share his knowledge acquired as a tournament distance caster
so that you too will be able to cast long lines.
1:30 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. Sign-up Here. This class will be limited to the first 100 students that sign up.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday will feature twelve presentations by some of the biggest names in the Spey game, such as Simon Gawesworth, Steve Rajeff, George Cook, Travis Johnson, Klaus Frimor and many more.
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 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.
Watch our Insider Newsletter and Insider Blog for updates and introductions to our all-star cast of instructors and presenters.