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I've just received a very interesting book written by Nobuo Nodera from Japan. Nobuo used to work for Daiwa in Scotland designing Daiwa's famous Amorphous and Alltmor Spey rods and now designs CND Custom and Expert Spey rods (more on these to come!). He's written a book on Spey casting which I find fascinating. Although the text is in Japanese, the illustrations speak a universal language and are honestly among the very best I've seen. I will look into the possibility of publishing a few on the speypages for everyone to enjoy.

Great stuff!
 

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Kinda makes you wonder how many spey-casters there are in Japan. I met one once on the Campbell River. He couldn't speak a lick of English, but boy could he throw a line with his 16 foot Diawa! I couldn't help but wonder where he learned how to do this.
 

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Japanese Spey casters

1989 I went on a Hugh Falkus week long course on Speyside amongst the 15 or so we had a very quiet young Japanese gentleman ,he was very interested in all the tackle asembled and must have tried every outfit available .
David Grithiths the instructor ,has recently been having large groups of these gentleman going thru his 3day courses .
So maybe they are learning over on this side of the pond .
 

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Never been there but the northern island of Hokkaido (sp?) has salmon runs. They have a sixth pacific salmon species known as the cherry salmon, meat as red as sockeye.
 

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Dana, you sly guy ... :>)

Fellow even has a web connect to your Spey site. Now I know it's good, and a ton of us check in on a regular basis to see what's new, ..... but this is still a Major Coup.

Bows and Salutations. Way cool!
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I've heard of Cherry Salmon, but I've never seen anything in the literature about pursuing these fish with a fly. Hmm, maybe those guys over there know something that we don't...
 

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I think Haig-Brown made some reference to these in one of his books. As I recall there was some speculation that this was the only Pacific Salmon that survived spawning. Given the current taxonomy, it may prove to be closely related to the steelhead.
 

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Hi: It is amazing ,almost scarry to see how extensive and how detailed is the Japanese research on fisheries biology. I have no doubt they are equally involved in sport fishing and all aspects of managing and catching sport fish.
About ten years ago individual groups of 6 or 7 Japanese would show up on the Thompson with a Canadian guide. They were all overhead casting with double handers at that time and spent most of their time in the Graveyard Run.
I would not be surprise if Mike Maxwell introduced them to spey casting .
Because of the population pressures in Japan I would expect that it is cheaper for them to fly to Canada and fish here that to try to fish in Japan. It is certainly true of skiing and of golf.
In talking to some people from the UK last year They told me it was cheaper for them to fly to BC and fish than it was for them to fish in Scotland.
 
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