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I'm new at spey casting. :D Santa was nice to me leaving an Orvis 14' 9/10 wt spey rod. :confused: Now all I have to do is learn who to use it. Can anyone PLEASE recommend or point me to someone who can teach me casting or at least some of the basics in my area? I live in Point Pleasant New Jersey at the Jersey shore.
 

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Click on the sponsors list at the top of the page and find Tight Lines fly shop.
I'm sure Andrew Moy can teach you or knows someone that can. Juro from the Fly Fishing Forum can also give you some really good instruction. If you click the CND link on the sponsor's page you can get a hold of him.
 

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Spey casting

I assume you will be mostly overhead casting, which isn't really much different than with a one-hand. Timing is a little slower and line control is different as you will be holding line and the rod with one of your hands. The booklet that comes with Rio lines has a lot of good basic info.
Spey casting is a bigger undertaking, but starting with roll casts and slowly advancing is possible. I'm from new england and 2-handers just arent too common here. I would just get out there and play around, then read, download videos, play more.....

Have fun with it
Jay
 

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Not overhead casting but spey casting and not only the salt water rivers and bays but also larger fresh water rivers. :roll: My fish targets are steelheads, salmon, shad, LM/SM bass, stripers, blues, trout. Thanks for the insight.

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Wetfly - You might try the big rod in the surf sometime. The length allows less interference with incoming waves. I never found a fly rod to very usefull at the beach untill i tried the big gun - 100' casts with ease.
Also if you are positioned right and there is some sideways rip current going, you can spey cast!
I'm rarely a surf fisherman, but the big rod does open up some opertunities.

Jay

ps - Not an expert, But if you ever plan any fishing to your north (ct/cape cod) I can help you figure out a few things spey. I will be there in a few weeks, in WY right now.
 

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Dont know if you got my PM. I'm not too far from you (Trenton), might be able to help you out. I consider myself a novice but have been known to make a good cast now and then. Have several resources available, books ,Videos that may be helpful. Send me a PM with contact info and we can discuss.
 
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