Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Many. From NE salt, Russia, Canadian A Salmon, NW Steelhead, Bahamas, Keys. Live in Upstate NY
First of all, you all know that I'm not a guide or certified to teach anything. BUT, with the exception of the expediency to get a newbie fishing (NOT in my opinion the right time to teach Spey casting) teaching the switch is absolutely fundamental. IMHO, you get the fundamentals right first. If a newbie wants to learn Spey casting, teach it first. If he wants to fish, stick to a single handed rod.