Reservations & Rates
• $295 - per person / per day
Spey casting is one of the hottest new fads in fly fishing. Using either single or two-handed rods, anglers with knowledge of spey casting techniques have the ability to cast further, present flies in hard-to-reach places, and ultimately keep their flies in the water for longer periods of time, all of which can lead to more hookups.
The Fly Shop® is excited to once again offer Dec Hogan’s Spey Casting and Fishing Clinics on the Sacramento River in Redding. Dec is one of the most influential steelhead anglers of our time, and his book, A Passion for Steelhead, is a must-read for any dedicated steelhead angler.
Each day’s program will start at 9:30 am at a broad gravel bar on the Sacramento River just south of Redding. The morning program will start with some informal discussions on spey casting, followed by several hours of spey casting demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
We will break for lunch midday, which is a great opportunity to relax and pick Dec’s brain about all things related to anadromous fish. Specifically, we’ll discuss the important – and often mind-boggling – aspects of gear in spey fishing, with a focus on rod, reel, and line combinations.
After lunch, the afternoon session will focus more on actual fishing applications when targeting steelhead (or other anadromous fish such as salmon or sea-trout). Topics include (but aren’t limited to): heavy vs light flies, mending line, controlling your swing, presenting the fly to the fish, how a fish takes, slipping line and setting the hook when a fish takes on the swing, fighting and landing fish with a two-handed rod, and more.