Spey Casting Tip – “Flip the Tip Exercise”

Switch and two hand rods are a blast to cast and fish. The longer rod and spey casts allow an angler to cast a lot of line in a tight space. The real value of the longer rod is achieved when the angler has the bottom hand applying the effort and the top hand guiding. Many times the muscle memory from single hand takes over and the angler “over uses” the top hand and the bottom hand is not applying effort. When the angler learns to engage the bottom hand, then the full value of the longer rod is realized – resulting in casting more lines with less effort. There is a drill called “flip the tip” that trains the bottom hand to engage in the cast. Doing this drill 15 minutes once a day for 10 days will train the bottom hand and un-do the muscle memory. You can watch the following video as Dwight Klemin demonstrates the “flip the tip” exercise.

Are you interested in learning or improving your spey casting? then join George Cook, Dwight Klemin, and Mary Ann Dozer as they teach the following:

SPEY CASTING CLINIC MARCH 4, 8:30AM TO 4:30PM Bryant Park, Albany Oregon

To register for the class, call BackCountry Fly Shop 541-230-1706 or order on-line.

Spey Casting Clinic with George Cook, Corvallis Oregon

SPEY CASTING WITH GEORGE COOK at BackCountry Fly Shop

Sunday, March 4th, 8:30am to 4:30pm Bryant Park in Albany, Oregon

Are you interested in learning or improving your spey casting? Want to get ready for summer steelheading? Join George Cook, Dwight Klemin and Mary Ann Dozer for a full day of spey casting instruction! The focus will be on two-handed and switch rods. All casting levels are welcome!

This class will cover the all aspects of spey casting from both sides of the river. You will learn the following casts: Single Spey, Snap T, Snap Z, Wombat, Perry Poke and Double Spey.

In addition to hands-on casting with one-on-one coaching you will have the opportunity to try the full arsenal of Sage’s Spey fly rods, reels, and lines. Feel free to bring your own rod to get dialed in on the right skagit or scandi head for your rod and cast.

A shore lunch and snacks will be provided.

INSTRUCTORS:
George Cook
As a sales rep for Sage Fly Rods and RIO Fly lines, George has been on the forefront of designing and developing the modern spey rod as well as the shooting head style spey line. George directed Sage’s Fly Casting Schools in the Pacific Northwest through the 80s.

Dwight Klemin
Dwight is a retired music educator now teaching fly casting. Klem holds a Master and Two-hand Certification from the Federation of Fly Fishers. He started fishing in 1955 with a fly rod and currently fishes Pacific NW waters. His present position as Education Chair for the Oregon Council provides him with a wide venue of teaching opportunities. Favorite saying is: Casting practice is a great way to improve your success as a fly fisher. Now is the time to tune up your skills and knowledge!

Mary Ann Dozer
An avid angler and caster who loves to teach, Mary Ann has her Master Certification in Casting from the Federation of Fly Fishers and is on the path for her two-handed certification.

To register for the class, call BackCountry Fly Shop 541-230-1706 or order on-line.

$150.00