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Spey Casting School Steelhead 101 Save $25 DVD Deal Where To Stay
We know that winter steelhead are often uncooperative and unpredictable. That is why they are such great sport fish. It takes skills to get them, and acquiring the skills takes dedication, and a well laid out plan. Many anglers stop half way to their goal because they weren't even able to lay out a comprehensive plan. Now you don't have to because your plan has been designed by a team of anglers who have landed hundreds of winter steelhead with flies in the most traditional manner. No we're not talking about side-drifting with a slinky on the end of your fly line, nor are we talking about harassing spawners with glo bugs and split-shot. We are talking about swinging flies with a spey rod for bright moving fish in the most respected fashion possible. There is probably no more experienced winter steelhead fly angler than Mark Bachmann. He often joined by Josh Linn and Hawkeye Hawkins. Now you have an elite team to help you get to the finish line. Our plan is as simple as it is effective. First you learn to cast precisely. (You can only catch a fish when your fly is in the water and you can only catch fish that you can reach.) Then you learn how and where to find your prey. Then you learn to present the fly properly to the prey, covering vast amounts of water in the most efficient manner. The method is academic, show the fly to the largest number of fish in the shortest period of time in the most enticing manner. When you finish our curriculum, you won't have many doubts about how it works.

Fly Fishing: “SPEY” Casting / Beginning – Intermediate

 Spey Schools Available Now !!!

Spey casting can be learned quite easily with the assistance of a professional instructor. This class starts with the most basic fundamentals so that you will have a solid foundation on which to build your "Spey Casting Skill Set". Our approach allows you to easily understand the scientific principles of how a rod and line work together to propel your fly to the target.
Our crash course starts in a nice warm class room with donuts and coffee. Here rod and line theories are discussed in detail so that before you get to the water, you have an understanding of the principals you are going to use. Then you will ride to the river with your instructors. There your instructors will demonstrate the theories you have already explored. Then you will take a rod into your own hands and be able to practice what you have learned. You will be amazed at how easy it is. All the major Spey Casts will be explored. Both floating and sinking tip lines will be learned.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).
Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop - Instructors: Josh Linn and Mark Bachmann
Spey Casting Classes are offered on Thursdays so that they can be taken consecutive with our One Day Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools, which are offered on Fridays.

Cost (8 hrs.): $150.
You will need the following equipment:  Waders, boots, rain coat, hat and polarized glasses. You may bring your own rod and reel if you want to. Properly balanced Spey Outfits will be provided.
(6) Students total.
First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 
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SPEY-CL-011311 Spey Casting Class, January 13, 2011 $150 SALE ENDED
SPEY-CL-021711 Spey Casting Class, February 17, 2011 $150 SALE ENDED
SPEY-CL-031711 Spey Casting Class, March 17, 2011 $150 SALE ENDED

One-Day Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools
This is Steelhead Fly Fishing 101.
Take a pontoon boat ride down a Local River with: 

Mark Bachmann and Josh Linn.
These classes are scheduled on Fridays so that they can be taken consecutively with our
Spey Casting Schools.

During a school, you have the benefits of watching an experienced guide show you how to fish the water that he has fished dozens of times. Winter Steelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how.  Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors.  Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
We will show you how. 

This school will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in one day.  Length of the class is 8-hours on the water.  All schools conducted on the Sandy River.  Big, safe, roomy pontoon boats will enable us to cover six miles of river during the class. Two students per boat/instructor format.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on giving you a solid foundation of skills to build on, with a high priority given to hooking fish during the class. We want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this class as possible.  Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed.  Emphasis will be on spey rod use and sinking-tip line fishing. Students should at least have moderate casting skills. This is a fishing class. Nothing teaches you about steelhead like catching them.
If you need basic knowledge or a brush-up on Spey Casting skills, we suggest signing up for the January 9 Spey Casting School and be ready to use these skills to catch winter steelhead.
Catch winter steelhead with flies... What you need to bring:
Bring your own waders and rain gear.  Bring your own rod/reel set up if you want to.  
A variety of premium quality 2-hand rod/reel set-ups will be available for you to use at no extra charge. Flies are supplied.
A hot lunch will be served on the river.  
There will be a very short rest period after lunch.  
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:30am for half-hour orientation.  Coffee and donuts will be served.

Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. Get a lot of hands-on help so that you too can be productive.
Arrive back at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:00pm.

What our customers say.  
A report on a Steelhead School.

First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 

Catch winter steelhead with your Spey Rod...

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WST-CLASS-011411 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
January 14, 2011, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum
Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED

WST-CLASS-021811 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
February 18, 2011, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum
Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED

WST-CLASS-031811 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
March 18, 2011, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum
Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED

Two Day Spey School  -  Save $25

Acquiring skills helps achieve success.
This school is for beginning and intermediate fly fishers, who want to acquire new winter steelhead fly fishing skills in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Spend the night between the two days in our community. We know the best places to stay, and we know the best places to eat. We will be glad to help make the arrangements. We will be glad to show you around our home turf on the way to and from schools. It could turn you on to your next fly fishing playground.
Save $25 by taking a Spey Casting Class followed immediately by a Winter Steelhead School.  Get twice as much for your money and save money while you are doing it. It will be a lot of fun.
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WST-CLASS-01131411 Spey Casting Class, January 13 - PLUS - Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School January 14, 2011 - TWO DAYS. Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED
WST-CLASS-02171811 Spey Casting Class, February 17 - PLUS - Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School February 18, 2011 - TWO DAYS. Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED
WST-CLASS-03171811 Spey Casting Class, March 17 - PLUS - Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School March 18, 2011 - TWO DAYS. Class Full, Sorry SALE ENDED

Rio's Modern Spey Casting, (3)-DVD Set, 4-hours
Cast of Characters: Simon Gawesworth, George Cook, Mike McCune, Scott O'Donnell, Dana Sturn, Ed Ward. 
The most comprehensive film on spey casting ever made.  This triple disc DVD from Rio stars the notable team of experts listed above. Not only learn from these masters the classic Single Spey, Double Spey, Switch cast and Roll cast, but also the modern spey casts such as the Snake roll, Circle Spey, Snap-T, Snap-Z, Wambat cast, Underhand cast, Spiral Spey, Spiral Double Spey, Jelly
Roll, Perry Poke and Skagit casting.  This film also teaches the viewer the most common faults to recognize and avoid and has superb bio-kinetic footage so you and study the hand, arm and body movement of each cast.  There is also great information on casting sinking lines, saltwater spey casting and trout fishing spey casts with single hand rods.
Save $10 on these instructional DVDs when purchased with a Spey Casting Class or a Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class. Click this button when signing up for either class.
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260695 Rio's Modern Spey Casting, 3-DVD set. Save $10 on these instructional DVDs when purchased with a Spey Casting Class or a Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class Reg. $49.95
With Class $39.95

Rod Carriers, Rod Mounts, Rod Racks
Whatever you call them, they are made to help you transport your rods in the "ready to fish configuration. This saves a lot of time because you don't have to disassemble and reassemble your rod every time you leave a fishing hole or arrive at a new one.
Sumo Rod Carrier Tight Lines Enterprises Magnetic Rod Racks
Rod are transported outside your car or truck save a lot of room inside your vehicle. We have researched the market and have chosen the most proven rod carriers for you. After all, it wouldn't be nice to find your prized rod/reel outfit laying in the middle of the road because it blew off your rig. Don't worry the items on this page are well proven.

Sumo Rod Carrier
Regularly $164.95  Now $149.95
 SUMO's cutting edge design offers the ultimate in versatility and performance far exceeding anything in its category.
  Adhesion:  Four independent "lever-lock" suction mounts adhere to any smooth non-porous material.
  Adaptability:  Ball and socket connections and vertical pivots provide unequaled flexibility to mount to any passenger vehicle.
  Leveling:  An additional ball and socket connection in the rod rest allows rods to be level.
  Rod Security: Double shock cords "lock" into place. Portability:  Breaks down and weighs 2 pounds.
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Sumo, Suction Cup Rod Mount For Your Car Set of 2 Regularly $164.95
Sale $149.95

Tight Line Enterprises Magnetic Rod Racks

The Rod Racks from Tight Line Enterprises were originally designed for the fly fisher who travels from hole to hole by automobile and wishes to transport his valuable and delicate rods without the time and inconvenience of breakdown and re-rigging. The inherent beauty of the system is that it has two carrier assemblies capable of transporting up to four rods. It mounts on the car, pick-up or SUV by means of powerful magnets that can be easily attached and removed. Therefore it is unnecessary to purchase a new rod carrier every time you change vehicles. The System is lightweight and portable enough to pack in your luggage on a fly-in trip for use on your rental car. An especially attractive product feature is the open-ended design that allows convenient mounting and removal of the rods. This design was specifically developed to accommodate fly rods without a fighting butt to avoid crushing your expensive fly line in a pinch-point against the rod holder. As pictured above, it is also popular with Spey rod fishers.  Although originally designed for fly rods,  this product is sturdy enough to carry surf sticks and most any other fishing rod that won't fit conveniently into your vehicle.

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MRT-95-FP-RC Tight Line Enterprises Magnetic Rod Rack, per pair $110 SALE ENDED

Fly Fishing Flasks
Simms Flask, Artist Series DeYoung Brown
Carry your favorite libation close at hand in this distinctive flask. You never know when you might have the occasion to celebrate. Or give this flask as a present. The recipient is bound to have fond memories of you with each sip.
  • The "Artist Series" Simms Flask features Derek DeYoung Brown Trout fish artwork
  • Stainless steel
  • 6 oz. flask
  • Made in the USA

    You might remember Derrick DeYoung from the 2010 Sandy River Spey Clave. This young artist's booth was a focal point.
  • Simms Flask, Artist Series DeYoung Brown

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    AFS1100030 Simms Flask, Artist Series DeYoung Brown $29.95 SALE ENDED

    Mark's Sardinas
    Designed for the Pacific Coast of Mexico. These flies are proven from Loreto, to Cabo San Lucas, and from Puerto Vallarta, to Zihuatanejo. They are also proven in the Arabian Sea and  the waters off of Dubai. The Mark's Sardina apparently works anywhere there are sardine-like fish, which means most of the near-shore tropical and sub-tropical oceans of the northern hemisphere.
    Troy Bachmann with freshly packaged Mark's Sardinas...
    Troy Bachmann with freshly packaged Mark's Sardinas...ready to ship...to you.
    Mark's Sardina flies are very popular, so popular in fact that demand has by far exceeded supply. We have not been able to keep up much of the time.  We just got a big shipment of 2/0 Sardinas. They are the best tied Sardinas we have ever been able to obtain.
    Buy them by the 3-pack or buy them all. Don't wait though!
    We ship Mark's Sardinas Worldwide, nearly every day.
    More information on Mark's Sardinas...

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