Welcome, Don! You'll find the Spey Pages community is filled with a great group of knowledgeable people. Great place to learn the spey ropes and there are some outstanding tiers here too. You'll find that there are not a lot of two hand rod users in the northeast, but we're getting a bit more traction one person at a time. I'm located in southern RI, and I'd be happy to help in any way I can to smooth the spey path, which in my experience was confusing when first starting out (not that I'm an expert by any stretch even now). It may be a rocky path, but it's fun and exciting learning a totally new casting style.