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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-05-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am at the point of entry into using a Switch rod or a Full spey setup. I fish the Salmon River and am looking for an easier day of casting as opposed to my excellent one hander. Where can I find instruction in the Northeast. I live on Long Island and pretty much do not mind traveling up to four to five hours to get this instruction. There is a lot to learn and frankly most of the news here consists of preaching to choir, if you know what I mean? (no insult intended) I am 78 and a a flyfisherman and tyer since age 12---so I am no beginner, however Spey, Skagit etc. are a foreign tongue to me and I need a translation and a push (kick in the ass) in the right direction-----PLEASE !!!!!
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Hey Doc,

This year's Spey Nation will be on the Salmon on June 20th. The day after there are a some classes offered.

http://www.theanglersnet.com/Spey-Na...asp?section=13

They did a great job last year. I took a class with Lee Davison that got me started in the right direction.
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slss is right on with the clave, it's a great way to see what you are getting into and get some good instruction if you choose too. lots of gear to comparison shop and get to know some similar minded anglers from your water. if you can't wait that long i'm sure there are instructors within your stated range, tight lines in NJ for one is a site sponsor and does instruction, they're on the sponsor page.

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I'm going to the clave on the Salmon River in NY myself, here is something smaller and a little earlier. This is only about 2 1/2 hours from my home so I'll try to hit this also.
New to spey also, so trying to gather all I can.



http://www.neffguide.com/dfldspeyday.html
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I can vouch for tightlines I took one of Tightlines spey classes. The owner Andrew is a great instuctor you would not be dissapointed.
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Hi,
You should get in touch with Andrew Moy at Tight Lines in West Pine Brook NJ.
This is the only complete fly shop for spey that I am aware of on the east coast. I have taken his class. I believe he has one coming up in April. Check his site at tightlines flyfishing.com
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Spey Insturciton

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Tight Lines in NJ is having a class this coming weekend.
Good Luck!
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I'm going to the clave on the Salmon River in NY myself, here is something smaller and a little earlier. This is only about 2 1/2 hours from my home so I'll try to hit this also.
New to spey also, so trying to gather all I can.



http://www.neffguide.com/dfldspeyday.html
Did you ever attend the clave in Mass? How was it?
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I am at the point of entry into using a Switch rod or a Full spey setup. I fish the Salmon River and am looking for an easier day of casting as opposed to my excellent one hander. Where can I find instruction in the Northeast. I live on Long Island and pretty much do not mind traveling up to four to five hours to get this instruction. There is a lot to learn and frankly most of the news here consists of preaching to choir, if you know what I mean? (no insult intended) I am 78 and a a flyfisherman and tyer since age 12---so I am no beginner, however Spey, Skagit etc. are a foreign tongue to me and I need a translation and a push (kick in the ass) in the right direction-----PLEASE !!!!!
Did you ever hook up with an instructor?
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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Speycrazy, just saw your post today, sorry I didn't make it to the clave in Mass and I haven't had a chance to talk to Walt from neffguide.com to see how it went.

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Just trying to block this a hole that is send the perscription meds
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 07:25 PM
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BTW, Walt Geryk from neffguide.com also instructs Spey--very patient, and an excellent instructor.
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hey Doc,

another option:

http://www.fedflyfishers.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4465

just select your state or nearby neighboring one and then THCI.

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Interesting. I tried two-handed (THCI) in the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hamshire & New York.

Zero instructors listed. Not encouraging. No two-handed instructors in the entirety of NY?!
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d'Oh !!! i hadn't actually gone through the listing...

well, it's the thought that counts, non ? (tryin' to save my ass there )

great day to all,
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