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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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A newbie from BC's Okanagan Valley

Hi, and thanks for adding me to the forum. I've been a flyfisher for 18 years or so, and have always been interested in trying my hand at Spey style fishing. Had the opportunity last fall and decided to take up the challenge. Purchased a Sage 8wt 2 hand rod and I am hoping to lay waste to the old adage that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks".
I have lots to learn, so I will be haunting these pages for information, and will probably have more than a few questions.
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Welcome Taiter. Hope you find this site as helpful as I have.
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Love the Okanagan Valley

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.
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Jet sleds/boats destroy redds in the spawning grounds with their turbulent jet wash, scouring the bottom and further burying some of the eggs while ejecting the rest into the stream flow to be eaten. To protect fish, these boats must be restricted from the spawning grounds.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hi...and thanks for the Welcome note. Yup, The Okanagan is a lake fisher's paradise with something for every taste. I've been lurking in the background on Speypages for a few weeks and have already picked up lotsa info I plan on putting to use. Thank you too for the link to line speed inner sanctum; I'll definitely check it out.
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