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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Spey fishing in central Ohio?

I live in central Ohio and I am interested in meeting some other spey fisherman.
Yeah I know, what,s a spey guy doing here where you can throw a 1wgt across the river, but there must be a group somewhere around here... Anybody know? Thanks for any help...
.........OOOPS, I think I put this new thread in the wrong formum...sorry, but maybe it'll work anyway..
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 01:17 PM
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The use of the two handed rod is alive and well in the GL's and there are some spey casters in your state. If your seach back a little in the spey clave section you will see some references to gatherings in the GL's. Read those threads and note some of the names (handles) of the people doing the most posting. Then search the posts of those guys and you will find quite alot of good info.

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Have you talked with the guys at Mad River Outfitters? They should be able to point you in the right direction.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I have, in fact I bought my rod & reel there.. Other than a demo from & short casting session using a backcast in the grass from Brian I didn't explore it any further.. At the time I never heard of a , snake, snapT, underhand and all the rest of the casting techs... two week before I fished with Matt Suprinki up on the mighty Mo in Michigan & he turn me on the spey..love at 1st cast, but only did roll cast w/ back cast so I'm looking for the rest of the package....by the way the guys at MRO are great to work with, but I get the impression that spey is not big in these parts
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Tried to send you a pm but couldn't. I'm about 150 miles south of you and get many strange looks when the long rods come out on the river. Drop me a note if you get a chance, and we can talk about places to fish and other stuff.

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The guys at MRO are great! I love stopping there when I am in the area. I live WV about 4 hours from Columbus. I to have been bit by the Spey bug starting last fall. There is a lot to it then just casting a single hander but I can tell that when spring rolls around I will be using the spey rods a lot more.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Here in the Mid-West we are definately considered fish out of water using the long rods. I've got some pretty strange looks swinging deep for Walleye amoungst the bait fishers and while skating gurgglers for smallies. Here in Indiana the only place I've seen other long rodders is up on the Joe in South Bend. If you ever want to head north to the Joe, drop me a line and I'll drop everthing and meet up with you.
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I love to know more about that river...can I use my fishing Kayak there?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Most definately. There are some special boating regs, go to; http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/, it's a pretty user friendly DNR site, unlike alot of States our regs are written in laymens terms. It will let you know where to fish, where not to, ie; from bridge to dam, within 100 ft of Raceway park ect. The Joe's pretty big water, wadable in some areas, not in others. I can tell you from expereince it gets pretty hairy to wade above 4000cps. It's doable, but you'll be wanting to toss a few back when you're done!
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