From one newbie to another, welcome. And from the trout paradise of the Okanagan, I am jealous! Shamefully so. I fish lakes a great deal for trout, and that means B.C. is where my heart lies in the spring.
As to spey, this is without a doubt THE place to hang out for advice, inspiration, and conversations with fellow speymen (new word, I claim copyright status
). If you do spey, you need to do speypages. No better forum for matters of spey, IMHO.
Might I also suggest visiting linespeed inner sanctum
on YouTube, run by a good friend of mine and a very quiet speypages member, that provides casting lessons of the various types of spey casting - Skagit, traditional and Scandinavian. Done in a mostly yeoman's style and easily followed.
The combination of the two makes for a much smaller learning curve.