Spey casting lessons are offered by many fly shops these days, so why take lessons from the Hazels? We have been teaching Spey lessons since 1980 - we teach hundreds of students per year, and by teaching often we are able to explain and demonstrate complex principles in many different ways. Our emphasis is teaching students' clean and comfortable casting techniques. These techniques will be utilized stream side every day and provide the caster with great versatility in dealing with variable conditions such as gusty or high wind, severely limited back cast room, and overhead obstructions.
In order to make sure that you get to work on your Spey casting on BOTH sides of the river, our classes will float a full day on the Deschutes. Drift boats are limited to three students per boat, which means that all of our Spey classes have a 3 to 1 student to instructor ratio. This means that you will have lots of one-on-one time working with each instructor, which gives each student the freedom to excel in the casts at his/her own pace.
Our students save years of trial and error by learning from our easy methods in mastering two-handed line control. Over the last three decades, through our guide services and national clinics, we have taught hundreds of anglers how to Spey cast. Come learn from some of the best Spey casters and most talented instructors in the industry.
Limited to 6 students: These clinics fill up quickly, so call now to reserve your space. Price includes a streamside deli-style lunch, cold refreshments, and a Deschutes River boaters pass ($8.00 per angler daily).
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This class will teach you about the different types of Spey lines available today and why it is of critical importance to your Spey casting sucess that your line, rod and reel are balanced. If you come to the class with an unbalanced outfit, we will be sure that you experience casting a perfectly balanced outfit. If you have ever found yourself getting your fly caught in the bushes or grass behind you, or in the trees above you while Spey casting, this class will teach you the proper technique which will help you avoid that frustration on your next trip to the river. You will come away from the class knowing not only how to Spey cast more efficiently and effortlessly, but you will also have an understanding of what happens frequently that causes a cast to fail. By learning the common mistakes that are responsible for most failed Spey casts, you will learn how to self-correct and will thus become a much more consistent Spey caster on the water no matter which way the wind is blowing or what side of the river you are on. After this class you should be able to concentrate a lot more on the pure joy of steelhead fishing because you'll be looking forward to making your next Spey cast.
Please feel free to call our fly shop to discuss the details with any of our staff members. We look forward to helping you become the best Spey caster you can be.
**John and Amy Hazel are recognized as two of the finest Spey casting instructors in the world. They have taught Spey casters from around the world for decades and have shared their expertice through many Spey casting instructional DVDs such as: "Introduction to Spey Casting"; "Sage Presents: The Art of Spey Casting"; "Spey Fishing Steelhead"; "Advanced Spey Casting"; and their Spey skills were featured on the 2008 critically acclaimed fly fishing feature film: "DRIFT".