Join Date: Feb 2003
There has to be a starting point and a foundation with common terminology. Agree or disagree with part or all of the new spey certification, it is a beginning. Commonality is the certification's strongest point. The test gives me a clear target. The preparation for the my basic certificate deepen my skills and knowledge of my single-handed world.
Now I wish to strive for spey certification. Dana's list is a great punch list for me. The skills and knowledge to attain this level of abilities and knowledge will be a great achievement. To get there, I believe teaching is a great asset in itself. Teaching developes, strengthen and reinforces the teacher's abilities and skills to identify, assess and correct problems. Teaching developes approaches for positive reinforcement. Teaching develops a sense of patience and/or a sense of when to prod a student. All these things go beyond the "test". So I guess what I am saying is; with Dana's punch list in hand I will start a journey to "Spey Certification " land and enjoy my trip.
Tom are you back in the Northwest? Klem
When the fish gods smile, I smile too!