I attended this course with my nephew and we had a GREAT time! Mark and Hawkeye have forgotten more about spey/steelhead fishing than I'll ever know but the key to all that knowledge is knowing how to relay that to students. During my career, I have been an instructor in many subjects and I like to think that I know a good "teacher" when I see one. Mark and Hawkeye are excellent instructors. I give this school and the instructors the highest of recommendations. We learned more than we anticipated, had so much fun hanging out with Hawkeye on the river and everytime Mark spoke we absorbed every word he had to say. Mark is like like that Veteran when he walks in a room and says something, you had better be paying attention because it's like "gospel." Hawkeyes energy, positive attitude and desire to make you the best fisherman you can be is contagious. They were a great duo and I hope to attend more courses and fishing trips with them. Great times!!!!
I have now had the pleasure of participating in two of the Steelhead Spey Schools through the Fly Shop and can attest that the instructors are truly skilled and experienced in teaching. Hawkeye and Mark conveyed the information through a variety of formats and were careful to make sure they connected with all styles of learning (visual, auditory, etc.). Both in the casting class and while out floating the river, the instructors took their time to work with each student to hone their skills and help troubleshoot issues. The patience and persistence of the instructors has raised my confidence and improved my casting technique greatly. The float trips were great fun as the guide is there to tell all about the scenery and answer questions all day. I look forward to taking another spey class in the future.
If you are looking to learn how to Spey cast, I highly recommend this one. I went in with zero experience and thanks to Mark, I feel like I've been doing it for a long time. He is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. I can't wait to get back up there to fish again using what I learned. This is definitely my go to fly shop for all my future purchases!!!
I entered this school with very limited spey casting ability. After the first day my casting had improved by ten fold. Mark and Hawkeye are great instructors with tons of knowledge and patience. Save yourself years of trial, error and frustration by taking this class. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to become a better steelhead fisherman.
I am a novice spey fisher and this class was instrumental in providing me confidence in the proper way to hone skills. Mark and Hawkeye are extremely knowledgeable sharing their vast experience; Hawkeye is extremely patient in spending dedicated time with each student in the water. I look forward to enrolling in another class and highly recommend this school for anyone interested in the pleasures of spey fishing.
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