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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was in Salt Lake for the annual Fly Tackle Retailers show last weekend and, being a spey bum, hung around the spey pond most of the days. It is refreshing to have a demonstration area big enough for spey casting at an event.

There was a huge amount of well known experts demonstrating and casting on the pond. Derek Brown, Simon Gawesworth, Ally McGowan, Gary Coxon, Goran Anderson, Leif Stavmo and Marty ?. (I am sorry Marty I have forgotten your last name - from fly Logic). Where were the American & Canadian experts? apart from Marty, they were all from Europe!

Of the demos I watched there is no doubt that Simon Gawesworth gave the best presentation. His was clear, instructional and humorous, whilst some of the others were lifeless (though I wish I could cast as well as them!).

I hear that the show will be in Denver next year and already plan on being there - so come on US and Canada, bring some experts along.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Probably fishing - not casting - eh...
 
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: DanaDate: 9/13/2001 11:19 PM
I think the problem is that we don't have any experts over here, right Kush?

It is my understanding that each of the casters was there representing a tackle company--Derek with Winston, Simon with Rio, Goran with Loop etc. In order to have a greater North American presence on the Spey casting pond we'd need to have NA casters representing various tackle companies. Since there are a limited number of companies doing the Spey thing in a big way it starts to get tough having more than one or two high-profile and accomplished casters on the payroll. There just aren't that many openings.

Or maybe everyone is steelhead fishing.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: kushDate: 9/14/2001 10:58 PM

Dana,

I'm not always so sure about you but I KNOW that I'd rather be fishing than doing demos in a casting pond!  Now here's a thought, maybe we should hook up with these very same tackle companies, with all the experts over here they MUST need somebody to do casting demos in Britain and Scandinavia!  There may be some flaw in my logic - but it seems fair to me.

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