What you will learn:

  • How to rig Skagit sinking tip lines for trout fishing
  • How to choose the right flies
  • How to cast with a Spey rod for trout
  • How to position yourself for the best fly presentation
  • How to get a bottom hugging swing for the best presentation
  • and much more

$250 per person (3-anglers per boat) 2-students minimum to do school

Price: $250.00
    Points to Purchase:25000
    Points Earned:2500
    Bonus Points Earned:0

    How to catch trout while Spey fishing (October is the perfect).

    Fly fishing instructors, Mark Bachmann and Frank Day examine a nice rainbow trout caught while Spey fishing the Deschutes River in Oregon.

    When trout get large enough to do so, they will often eat other fish. A Spey rod is a very efficient tool for fishing larger flies that imitate baitfish and other larger trout prey such as crayfish imitations. The sport of "Trout Spey" is becoming very popular across North America.

    Three students only! October on the Deschutes River in Oregon offers the unique opportunity to successfully fish for resident trout (redsides), and andromous trout (steelhead) in the same water with the same flies and tackle. Rod/Reel setup & flies are. provided

    Learn the art of Spey fishing for trout in this class. A small lightweight Skagit outfit gives each angler tremendous advantage for presenting those imitation baitfish and crayfish flies to larger trout. This school will be taught on the Deschutes River, arguably the Pacific Northwest's best trout stream. Here native redband (rainbow) trout are picky and well educated: worthy of the best fly fishing skills. It is the perfect classroom.

    Your instructor is Mark Bachmann, a veteran Deschutes River fly fishing guide with 60+ years of experience with trout and over 35 years experience as a guide and instructor.

    This class is done while floating a section of the Deschutes river with a drift boat that is designed to seat two or three anglers comfortably.

    Minimum class size is two students, maximum is three. Although this school is limited to three currently, we plan to add room for more students, by adding more boats and instructors, as the demand dictates. We will have a waiting list after the school fills.

    What You will Learn:
    This school is based on, but not limited to "matching the hatch" principles. We will start by surveying the river for likely baitfish that can create a feeding response in larger trout. Then we will search our fly boxes and pick a series of likely flies to use. We will repeat this process several times during the day as needed.

    Your instructor will put on a Spey casting demonstration showing how to position yourself to get the best advantage and how to present the fly to achieve a bottom hugging swing. Your instructor will also give a demonstration on wading and how to acquire the best wading skills.

    There will also be a demonstration on rigging and tying knots, and which sinking tip to use for certain types of water.

    As we progress down the river with the drift boat, our emphasis will change to students doing all of the fishing. We will fish until dark.

    Lunch, drinking water, and munchies are provided. Rod and reel combos are also provided as well as Deschutes Boater Passes.

    This school lasts about 9 hours on the water.

    Date Meeting Place Meeting Time
    Friday, October 19, 2018 Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop 6:00 a.m.

    Return to shop 6:00 p.m.

    What you will need to bring:
    You will need to bring your own waders (or you can rent them from us), a rain jacket, polarized glasses, hook sharpener, leader clipper, and current Oregon fishing license are mandatory.
    If you have them, you are welcome to bring your own rod/reel setup, fishing vest with flies, fly floatant, extra clothes in a roll top waterproof bag, and items of a personal nature.
    Deschutes Boater Pass for group is provided in the price.
    You will need a valid Oregon fishing license, Warm Springs Reservation permit for Area-2, (Not provided in price).

    You may also want to consult our Guided Trip Equipment List for ideas.

    I hope you can join me.

    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
    Memphis, TN

    <p>The Fly Fishing Shop's Nymph, Dry Fly and Trout Spey schools were perfect for me. The courses teach wade fishing tactics and skills that I rarely do on my home waters in Arkansas. </p><p>Mark Bachman worked with me catering each course to my strengths and weaknesses. He's an expert angler and instructor. He helped me fine tune single and two-handed casts. The technical instruction on presentations was well explained, demonstrated, practiced and put to use.</p><p>Leader construction was learned. Entomology of the river was taught. We took kick screen samples from different river locations.</p><p>The equipment available is the best with perfect setups.</p><p>Mark is an accomplished oarsman with too many days on the Deschutes River to count. Floating the Deschutes in a drift boat with the canyon's beauty and magnificence is breathtaking. It doesn't get any better that those three days of trout school.</p>